This highlights the point that one should not be suffering in marriage because marriage is supposed to be symbolic of the love between two people allowing them to morally bear children. The woman remains nameless to show that there is no specific name,... ... middle of paper ... ...ecause john stifles her writing and creativity, the narrator begins trying to make some sense of the wallpaper. She begins creeping, as the woman appears to be doing. She replaces her feeling of being watched and studies it coming to the conclusion that the woman is trapped. She levels with the woman because she is trapped behind bars(on her windows), while the figure is trapped behind the wretched designs.
“The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out”, (195). This quote implies to the reader the narrator is feeling trapped mentally. To escape her mental anguish, her imagination has taken over and she is beginning to think there is something trying to get out of the wallpaper. “At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern, I mean, and the women behind it is as plain as she can be”, (197).
When the only way out of a society based prison is to lose sense of all reality, then losing sense of reality it shall be. In the short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Jane (the narrator) becomes obsessed with the wall-paper in her bedroom, which really is a prison that has been forced on her by her husband. Jane is an imaginative young lady who enjoys writing stories, however her husband forbids her to write. Jane is suffering from a nervous condition and her husband, who is also her doctor, feels he knows what is best to keep his wife from going mad. This leaves Jane trapped in a room with no imaginative outlet, surrounded by the god awful wall-paper that begins to close in on her sanity one day at a time.
She too, does not want John to find out about her obsession because she’s afraid he’ll take her away at once; she does not wish to leave until she has figured out the pattern. On the last day of her stay, once she has ripped off as much wallpaper as she can, she admits, “I don’t like to look out of the windows even—there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast. I wonder if they all come out of the wallpaper as I did” (482). Here, Gilman uncovers, that “the woman” and the narrator are in fact the same woman. The narrator identifies that she is the trapped woman.
The wallpaper is illustrated as if it were none other but the narrator herself. The poor wallpaper and the woman the shakes the pattern attempting to set herself free. Almost as if the wallpaper were her ‘poor’ illness and she is shaking the expectations set upon her by John, attempting to be free. She also begins to talk about how when the woman gets out of the wallpaper when no one is around, she creeps throughout the room and the outside, not wanting to be found or seen. The narrator’s true self creeping around when John isn’t around, attempting not to be seen or found, afraid of the possibility of getting sent away.
The protagonist believes that there is a woman trapped by the wall, and that this woman only moves at night with the night light. The allusion to this light is not in the beginning of the story, but in the end. “She begins to strip of the wallpaper at every opportunity in order to free the woman she perceives is trapped inside. Paranoid by now, the narrator attempts to disguise her obsession with the wallpaper.” (Knight, p.81) In the description of the yellow wallpaper and what is seen behind it there are sinister implications that symbolize the closure of the woman. It implies that any intellectual activity is a deviation from their duties as a housewife.
In this deprived environment, the pattern of the wallpaper becomes increasingly compelling. The figure of a woman begins to take shape behind the pattern of the paper. At night the pattern becomes bars, and the woman in the wallpaper is imprisoned. As her imagination worsens, she frantically rips off the paper in order to free the woman she perceives i... ... middle of paper ... ...se of the phrase “living paper” is quite effective. I used this quote because it symbolizes the importance and the effect of this inanimate object’s power over the tragic heroine.
The conflict is the hallucination of the protagonist against the bars of the yellow wallpaper that drives her to craziness, marriage issues, and believing she is not sick, lead her into believing that she and the other women in the wallpaper have exchanged spots. It was resolved when she lose herself to understand herself. She was able to set herself free of the limitations of her marriage, and her own particular efforts to repress her mind. The author is trying to tell us about humankind is about when you put some distance between the external world, you goes to a more understanding of the internal reality of life. It is important to express our own feelings and it does not simply refer to speech or other communication, it implies the importance of permitting one's character and in what one does to show
The comparison in the story of "rings and things" in the nursery parallel feelings of being "locked away from creativity," and the gate at the top of the stairs in her upper story bedroom may be symbolic of her imprisonment. In her short story, the enforced confinement prescribed by her physician husband brought her to a realization that she was imprisoned not only physically, but also in her mind and in her will. Ultimately he would not dominate her, and she ref... ... middle of paper ... ... of dramatic irony. No one but the reader knew what heights Louise soared to and what depths of despair she plummeted to. That this story made such a big impact on me in only two pages shows how great a writer Kate Chopin really is.
He does not care for her feelings and dreams. His mental control over Jane is further implemented when he places her in a yellow wallpapered prison. The prison initially makes the wife reconsider her actions which is the main goal of the husband. The prison eventually becomes the one place of solitude that his wife has where she can think for herself and let her imagination run rapid. She begins to see independent women within the patterns of the wallpaper.