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Lack Of Control In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Not too long ago, a male-dominant society considered women as property and did not allow women to think or speak with freedom. In the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the protagonists lack of control is symbolized through elements in wallpaper, which inevitably results in her growing hysteria/paranoia. The wallpaper is "repellent, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight" (132). To add to the grotesqueness of the color, the paper was unkept and peeled "in great patches all around the head of [her] bed" (131). It had a pattern that was a flamboyant and through the progression of the story, the protagonist starts to see a woman that seems to be trapped behind
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