The narrator suspects the her husband and sister are aware of her obsession so she starts to destroy the wallpaper and goes into a frenzy trying to free the caged woman in the pattern of the wallpaper. The narrator becomes insane, thinking that she also came out of the wallpaper, and creeps around the room, and when her husband checks on her, he faints because of what she has become, and she continues to creep around the room, stepping over body. In Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, the narrator represents how women were treated in this time period by the theme and symbolism presented in the story. This is shown in three distinct ways: stereotypical social conventions displayed by each major character, dialogue, and the symbolism of the wallpaper. The stereotypical aspect of the characters starts out with their ... ... middle of paper ... ...s of tearing it or escaping from it or herself, bits of it still remain on the wall suggesting to the necessary progression to be made for gendered social equality.
This is representative to women's power being "strangled" by man and that there are women everywhere trying to escape and break free from the suppression and she sees herself as one of those woman behind the wallpaper creeping around trying to get out. The narrator tears and rips at the wallpaper by day to release the image from behind the pattern that haunts her at night. During the day she refrains from looking out the windows because "there are so many of those creeping women" and she begins to "wonder if they all came out of the wallpaper" as she did (668). She represents the struggle of being so close to freedom from the dominating male society but not able to free her spirit from confines of her own world just yet.
Interpretation of “The Yellow Wallpaper” Domineering and neglectful spouse causes his wife to lose her sanity. This is a story about how a woman’s arrogant husband drives her to insanity by forcing her to spend so much time alone. After spending months in her bedroom looking at yellow wallpaper which she despises, her imagination begins taking over her mind. She believes a woman is trapped inside of it. By the end of the story she actually thinks she is the woman who had been trapped in the wallpaper and has finally escaped from it.
She complains of John’s patronizing ways but goes back to the wallpaper. John believes she is fixated on it and refuses to take it down in order to satisfy her neurotic fears. She thinks the bedroom was once a nursery and begins to see strange patterns in the main design of the wallpaper. She stops writing for she is interjected by Jennie, Johns sister, who’s been their housekeeper and nurse. Later john threatens to send her to a real physician whose care involves nervous breakdowns.
When Blanche arrives at her sistersÕ home she says that she has come to stay with them temporarily because she has lost the family estate (she could no longer support it financially). Blanche has an air of superiority, indirectly commenting on where her sister lives and acting as if she has more class. When Stanley meets Blanche he is quickly suspicious of how she obtained all of her clothes, furs and jewelry. In the third scene Stanley is drunk after a poker night and hits his wife. They reconciliate the same night and Blanche puts on an act of how terrified she is, even after being reassured by two people the event wasnÕt a big deal.
By making his wife stay inside the room, his wife became insane by looking at the wallpaper and seeing herself like the trapped girl inside the wallpaper. Gilman uses the wallpaper to symbolize how the wife life is like. The wife had become insane and crawled around the room by listening to her husband. In conclusion to gender stereotype, it can make people go into insanity. The first example was that the girl wasn’t appealing enough to what the society think of how a female is supposed to be presented as, and ends up killing herself.
John tried to get into the room, but his wife would not let him. She yelled, “I've got out at last, in spite of you and Jane. And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!" (Gilman 1128) This is when we, the readers can tell that she indeed, did see herself as the trapped woman behind the bars of the wallpaper. When she yelled that to her husband, it was as if she was finally freeing herself from his control and manipulation.
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, is a feminist short story. It is about a woman who is mentally ill and gets misdiagnosed by her controlling husband. He puts her in a room saying doing nothing will cure her. While in the room she becomes captivated by the yellow wallpaper. She starts to see a trapped woman in the wallpaper.
The grandmother also known as Tha’mma has a terrible past and wants to reunite her family. As one English and One Bengali family join they face war and violence together. The narrator has passionate feelings toward Ila and becomes sexual attracted to her. He never states his feelings because he is afraid of losing her. However, one night he watches her as she changes clothes and tries to rape her.
However, he did not make his wife feel better, which is why they visit there for, he just makes his wife feel worse with so much guilt on her. When she gets settled down in the room she began to see its alarming qualities, like the print in the yellow wallpaper. The narrator expresses that the wallpaper cracking makes her nervous, but her spouse does not respond about the cracking wallpaper. Gilman uses first-person narrator to reveal past and past –tense awareness of her illness. Gilman stated, “There are things in the wallpaper that nobody knows about but me, or ever will”