yellow wallpaper

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English II Essay 1
October 8, 2013
A Women of Many Struggles
In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, talks about a woman who is newly married and is a mother who is in depression. “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband - doctor forbid it. The narrator feels trapped by both her husband and surroundings. The woman she sees behind the wallpaper is a symbol of herself and the Victorian women like her.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” suggests that the woman behind the wallpaper parallels the narrator’s struggle
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When she goes through things when she’s writing you can just tell she is being sarcastic. For example when she says my condition is really serious then I thought. She is very disturbed. The narrator says she can see a women coming out of the wallpaper. I think she is just seeing herself as she is trying to break out of the room. Every time she tried to get out of the room her husband or Jennie would be there to catch her leaving. Therefore that is ironic because not every time someone would be there, because John has a baby to look after and Jennie is the house keeper so she has other things she could be doing. The ending and also the climax of the story, to be precise, it 's when her husband comes in and she 's creeping round and round the wall. She says “I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder. I’ve got out at last, said I, in spite of you and Jane. And I’ve pulled off most of the wallpaper, so you can’t put me back!”(251) As your reading this you can just tell that by making her trapped in the room with nothing to do was just making her worse. Like she says when she is pulling down the wallpaper so that they cannot put
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