The Role Of Mental Illness In The Yellow Wallpaper

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Although, I knew while reading that the Yellow Wall-paper was written in 1892, a period where women were oppressed and where little was known about woman mental illness and their treatments, my first feeling was anger toward the significant others (brother and husband) of the narrator because they did not believe she was sick, and they did not provide the right kind of treatment for her illness. Instead of being supportive and caring, her significant others especially her husband were absent and were not listening when she wanted to talk about her family. After anger, what I felt was compassion for the husband. Like I said in the beginning, the story was happening in a society where men had total supremacy, and this was probably how they were
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