The Symbolism Of 'The Household In The Yellow Wallpaper'

Decent Essays

In “The Yellow Wallpaper” women were often put in a position that is dominated by men. Men were always seen as the superior gender over women. At home, women were not respected in the family. The main voice of families in the 19th century was the father who everybody had to obey and respect. One detail in the story that develops this theme of being trapped or controlled is the house. One specific characteristic of the house that symbolizes her potential but also her struggle between the feeling of being trapped and also wanting to feel free and unrestricted is the window. The window not only represents the possibilities of living up to her full potential could endure, but now it also becomes a view to what she does not want to see. The woman

Get Access