Yellow Wall Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

853 WordsJan 31, 20183 Pages
Throughout history women and men have not been perceived equally. In many places women are considered as a second citizen. Although inequality among men and women has decreased tremendously in our society, it’s still an issue in some part of the world. The short story “Yellow wall paper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman reveals gender inequality. It narrates about a newly married woman who is trying to get away from a trap that is restricting her freedom. Throughout the book the narrator is suffering within herself but she has a hard time figuring out her issues. On the other hand her physician husband thinks he knows what’s best for his wife and neglects his wife’s opinion. According to Michigan History for Kids Magazine “the nineteen amendments was a step forward that marked a significant advance toward equal rights” (web). The “Yellow Wallpaper” by Gilman is published in 1892, which is before the ratification of the 19th amendment. When we observe closely from Gilman perspective, it is easy to distinguish her approach to keep women active and fight against gender inequality. Based on the page that I choice for the close reading, I am going to support the idea of gender inequality and show how the narrator is trying to keep women active and fight against gender inequality. According to the Yellow Wallpaper “the narrator wishes that her husband would let her go to make a visit to Cousin Henry and Julia. when he told her that she is not allowed to go , her response was to
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