Reflection On The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Yellow Wallpaper is a piece that you really have to sit and analyze. The object of the piece is to highlight how females during that time were forcibly oppressed. Moreover, how oppression can affect one’s mental state. Also, speaking of the mental state, the piece demonstrates how your mind affects your effort or actions. The author speaks about her experience with this through the story. Even though females were being oppressed you can’t help but feel that in some way doctors really thought that was what was best. The author wants you to be able to efficiently visualize the struggles that she and women went through during that time period.
The Yellow wallpaper demonstrates the difficulty of a woman’s life at the time period of the
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Per the article, “This
Paper looks to me as if it knew what vicious influence it had” (Gilman 3)! You can tell that the wallpaper is beginning to influence her state of mind. Furthermore, “I cry at nothing, and cry most of the time. Of course I don’t when John is here, or anybody else, but when I am alone” (Gilman 3). This shows that when she is alone she is starting to lose herself. The isolation is causing her to begin to start mentally breaking down.
You can tell the more she is losing herself the more she is willing to do risky things to “break free”. According to the yellow wallpaper, she said, “As soon as it was moonlight and that poor thing began to crawl and shake the pattern, I got up and ran to help her” (Gilman 6). Normally she would be strongly willed enough to stay in bed or not want to alarm John but it appears that she has lost consideration of the outcomes. In addition, she says, “‘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!” Here she is basically finally taking a stand against John and Jane, something that she previously wasn’t willing to do. It demonstrates that the more she has gone insane the more she is inclined to stand up for herself or what she believes is the right thing to
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