Compare/Contrast the narrator's state of mind at the beginning versus her state of mind at the end of, "The Yellow Wallpaper"
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Solitary confinement will cause destruction to anyone's mental state, but what if said mental state was already rocky to begin with? In, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a woman, with a slight mental problem, is put into a room, where her state of mind slowly, declines as she falls into madness. The narrator's mental status is calm at first and levelheaded, only having a slight mental issue, then later on is slightly scattered by focusing on the wallpaper in her room, and finally by her beginning to see a woman crawling around outside and even on the wallpaper. The narrator's mental state is severely altered as she is kept isolated; her thoughts begin normal, but differ greatly as she falls into madness.
In the beginning, the narrator talks about her surroundings, and why she is in her current situation. Her state of mind is clear, as she describes what is going on prior to her being set in this room. As the narrator writes about her husband she alludes to the fact that she suffers from an illness that her husband, who happens to be a well known physician, does no...