Examples Of Feminism In The Yellow Wallpaper

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In the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” we find out that the women in the story is crazy but after being in that room and not being able to leave or go outside the woman because even more crazier throughout the story. The author of this story is named Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This story is actually somewhat based of a part of Gilman’s life experience. If you continue to read more than one of her stories you start to realize she is a feminist write. Gilman’s feministic style is seeded in a rich background of rough relationships which is portrayed through her writing.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born on July 3rd, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. “Gilman suffered a traumatic and poverty-stricken childhood, but read ethics and philosophy to gain control
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I agree with this stance because in the times that Gillman lived in, the men ran the household. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator often tells of conflicts she has with her husband and her brother (both doctors). However like Ames states, to the average reader that does not have background information about Gillman, the struggles the narrator has with John can be seen as just an oppressive husband. Ames also makes it clear that a reader from the 20th or even the 21st century would see John’s behavior as inappropriate or restrictive, when in fact in the 19th century, his behaviors were seen as quite…show more content…
Although this particular story was released around 1982 it also shows the ways of how feministic of a writer Gilman was. Not only did Gilman show her readers about feminism in “The Yellow Wallpaper” but also in another story called “If I Were a Man”, which tells a story of a woman who transforms and becomes her husbands and sees the world out of the eyes of a man and what they think of women. Gilman showed her feministic style within her stories and she wanted to let woman know that they should be just as equal as men are. Gilman’s feministic style is seeded in a rich background of rough relationships which is portrayed through her
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