In "The Yellow Wallpaper" the wife is diagnosed by her husband with a nervous disorder and is commanded to rest for an entire summer to recover, as was common back in the time the story was written. She is placed in a room with only her husband to keep her company, a few pieces of furniture, and this horrid yellow wallpaper. She is forbidden to write and so she sneaks it in secret. Back in the day, this may have seemed like the best advice to cure a woman's nervous dis...
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...of the world. It is because of this interaction has become so common, and so easy, that people forget just how important it is in their lives. If this meaningful interaction does not exist in peoples' lives, then they would quickly go insane. So go and talk to a family member, or a friend. Enjoy the conversation. For without this interaction, people, as shown by Minnie Foster and the wife from "The Yellow Wallpaper", would quickly fall to insanity.
Charters, Ann, and Samuel Charters. "A Jury of Her Peers." Literature and Its Writers: a Compact Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. 185-201. Print.
Charters, Ann, and Samuel Charters. "The Yellow Wallpaper." Literature and Its Writers: a Compact Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 5th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. 172-84. Print.
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