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    Throughout The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilman has written a surprisingly horrific story that includes themes of suppression of women, exclusive confinement of women at home and the negligence of mentally ill patients (especially women). She expressed and conveyed multiple messages across the story on men’s oppressive forces towards women (especially women under marriage in vulnerable mental states). After writing the story of The Yellow Wallpaper, she was known for writing the story in an indirect way

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    Ever since the dawn of humanity, women have always been viewed as inferior and dependent on men for survival. Even as recently as the late nineteenth century, women had less freedom than women in modern-day society, and they were expected to live with and depend on their husband or father. Taking place in the late nineteenth century, “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman reveals the treatment of women in a patriarchal society, and exposes the perception of mental illness within

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    The Oppression of Women as Shown in“The Yellow Wallpaper” Most women in America nowadays are lucky enough to consider themselves to be an independent individual, but females were not always guaranteed their freedoms. Throughout the early 1900’s, authors would characterize husbands to be controlling figures. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins demonstrates just how possessive the husband is to his wife in their marriage. This short story shows just how miserable the woman is to be in a marriage

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    It was commonly casted that women during the 19th century were not to go beyond their domestic spheres. If a woman were to go beyond the norms and partake in a “male” activity and not assign to “womanly” duties, it were to take an ill effect on her, because she was designed to act merely as a mother, wife, and homemaker. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, demonstrates the status of women in the 19th century within society, revealing that madness in this story stems

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    Women and Fiction in The Yellow Wallpaper

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    Women and Fiction in The Yellow Wallpaper      Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a deceptively simple story.  It is easy to follow the thirteen pages of narrative and conclude the protagonist as insane.  This is a fair judgement, after all no healthy minded individual becomes so caught up with "hideous" and "infuriating" wallpaper to lose sleep over it, much less lock herself in a room to tear the wallpaper down.  To be able to imagine such things as "broken necks" and "bulbous

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    Sexists have always considered women as weak, but pre-women’s rights movement this was a general belief. Gilman depicts the marginalization of women, especially those claiming mental illness, in “The Yellow Wallpaper”. Through the treatment of the protagonist, the “woman” behind the wallpaper, and the “freedom” of the mentally afflicted, the outlook of the world on the female gender is observed. Gilman presents the reader with a mentally afflicted character who is viewed and treated as a perfectly

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    The Oppression of Women and The Yellow Wallpaper        The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a fictionalized autobiographical account that illustrates the emotional and intellectual deterioration of the female narrator who is also a wife and mother. The woman, who seemingly is suffering from post-partum depression, searches for some sort of peace in her male dominated world. She is given a “rest cure” from her husband/neurologist doctor that requires strict bed rest and an imposed

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    Throughout history, women were always on the back burner so to speak. They were told to basically stay in the background, be a good wife, and do what they were told. Because of this, women were not thought of as a huge part or importance of society. Throughout the story of "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there is a specific theme that is made that helps shape the way society views women even in today's day and age. There is a common theme throughout not only Gilman's literature

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    In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman features the female stereotype that a woman can not be a “true woman” unless she is domestic and submissive to her husband. The narrator begins to feel unlike herself after having a child, so her husband insists that she simply needs to get away from everything to get better. He sets up rules and restrictions for her to follow and coddles her like a child which ultimately leads to her spiral into insanity. The narrator challenges

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    the Wallpaper “There comes John, and I must put this away,—he hates to have me write a word.” (Gilman 469) This quote is a prime example of the lack of freedom and control woman in the 1800’s have. The narrator of our short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is an excellent example of a Victorian Woman who expresses the theme of Female Oppression and inequality. Through use of literary elements such as characterization, symbolism and imagery Gilman perfectly illustrates the social issues these women struggle

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