The Yellow Wallpaper And Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Colette Quick Ms. Sydik Honors Literature First Semester Parallel life: The Yellow Wallpaper and Charlotte Perkins Gilman ‘“I’ve got out at last,” said I, “in spite of you and Jennie. And I’ve pulled of the paper, so you can’t put me back!” Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!”’ (Gilman 288). In the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman used her personal experiences with depression to create a powerful short story. Gilman indirectly wrote about her postpartum depression treatment. She used her personal experiences to write a story so disturbing that it can even make you feel like you are a losing it just reading it. Gilman’s and the wife’s life are so similar that it makes the story even more thrilling. 1. About the Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 3, in 1860. She is the daughter of Mary Fitch Westcott (Perkins), and Frederick Beecher Perkins. She had one brother Thomas Adie, who was a year older then she was. At a young age her father left them, leaving his family to struggle with poverty. “The female-headed family often depend on others to take them in” (Horowitz 8). Although her education suffered because of this, Charlotte was gifted with her paternal side’s ability to write. Her great aunt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Charlotte didn’t blame her father for leaving them, but many times she put
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