Yellow Wallpaper Interpretation

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Kasner demonstrates different interpretations of “The Yellow Wallpaper” from a variety of literary critics. It appeared that is was commonly thought that short story did not get the appropriate attention it deserved. The action of tearing down the wallpaper appears to be setting the woman free. This liberating effect relates to the belief that the narrator’s room confinement represents women in patriarchal societies as well as marital entrapment. The improper “rest cure” treatment also represents the narrator’s oppressive marriage and worsened her mental state.

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