Self Rescue From Domination By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Self-Rescue from Domination The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the story edited based on the author’s own experience. She fell into depression after giving birth to her daughter, and she was treated by her doctor with his famous treatment “rest cure”. Gilman described in her autobiography, the treatment drove her insane, and her thoughts were ignored by her doctor and her husband, which was identical to Jane’s situation. The feminine characters in the story represent the general condition of women in the late-nineteenth-century society. As a female writer, she used her personal experience to create a story which embodies the thoughts on life and society from a feminist perspective. At the beginning of the story, Jane was diagnosed with mild depression, her husband- John; the man has strong confidence in his medical skills, sent her to an ancestral house for the popular depression treatment “rest cure” regardless of her own advice. The house is a hereditary estate, located miles from the village, elegant environment with fresh air, and magnificent high rents, but also appears desolated. For John, he thinks it is the ideal place for Jane to get on her treatment, for which he did not hesitate to pay the rent for three months to observe the efficacy of the treatment. The room John chooses for Jane is a spacious and bright room, designed specifically for recuperation purposes. The room is surrounded with yellow wallpaper, which Jane hates at first
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