Theme Of Irony In The Yellow Wallpaper

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This paper is in response to the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The story only really has two main characters. Those characters being the Narrator and John. As the story progresses and goes on the Narrator begins to lose focus or touch with the outside world. John is the hero and the villain of the story because he is trying to help the Narrator while at the same time he is also in disbelief that she is sick. The story begins with the narrator explaining what kind of house her husband (John) has obtained for their summer vacation. T¬he narrator mentions that the house one: looks almost as if it is a haunted house and two: is wondering as to why the house had been empty for so long before they occupied the house.…show more content…
An example of verbal irony would be when she says “I am glad my case is not serious” when it is obvious that her illness is very serious. She believes women are creeping around her room and she believes that she herself has come out of the wallpaper. The dramatic irony in the story is the fact that the narrator is in a psychiatric hospital suffering with a break from reality. It is because of her psychosis that she is lead to believe that the doctor is her husband. The psychosis also leads her to believe that the hospital she is in is her vacation…show more content…
The point of view that they are telling the story from helps contribute to the story because it helps you see the story from their perspective. If you were to be reading these events from second or third person point of view then you wouldn’t get the same feel that you get from reading it from first person point of view. This paper is in response to the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This short story was about a woman who was suffering from a serious illness. She was in belief that the room that she is staying in was at one point a room for small children. For a while to John her condition looks to be improving when in fact it is just getting worse from her obsession with the wallpaper and her lack of sleep. In time she came to believe that women were creeping around her room and that she was once inside and had escaped from the
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