The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins

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Aubi-Ann Genus
4 December 2015 “The Yellow Wallpaper” a Feminist Story
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman focuses on the oppression of women in the 19th century. The story introduces us into the awareness of a woman who is slowly going insane over the course of the summer. She recently just gave birth to a baby and is most likely suffering from some type of depression. Analyzing this story, we see the frustrations of women during The Victorian era. Women were manipulated into certain stereotypes as a wife and mother. Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper” analyses the question is “Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s real life experiences are reflected in her short story”? “The Yellow Wallpaper” examines the theme of victimization of feminists through the analysis of setting, symbolism, and conflict and gender perspective.
First in “The Yellow Wallpaper” Jane intentionally depicts the setting of the story as any of the regular rooms in her house so that the reader can easily picture their own room with that of the one in the story. The narrator feels "something strange" about the room in addition to her distaste for her room. She fancies the one downstairs that has lovely curtains with roses all over the window and a door that opens onto the forum; however, her husband John limits her by putting her upstairs, a room that has bars on the windows and a "repellent"(Gillman, 306) and "smouldering unclean yellow wallpaper” (Gillamn) which she claims is the worst…
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