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    Behind Bars, A Woman's Escape Through Madness: An Analysis of “The Yellow Wallpaper” In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the short story takes the form of secret journal entries chronicling the mental deterioration of a young woman forced to undergo the rest cure, as prescribed by her physician husband, during their stay at a vacation estate. The protagonist refutes that she is neither nervous nor depressed and simply fancies “less opposition and more society and stimulus”

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    Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a journal that a woman has written in secret from her husband as she is in a room isolated by herself. She secretly writes the journal to express her feelings. The woman, Jane, is sick, and her husband prescribes her a rest cure to recover. He forbids her from doing anything, which includes writing. The isolation and repression of her life are made clear through the setting of the story, her husband John, and the thoughts and writing of her journal.

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    In the short story, the Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator chooses to write about a married woman in a new home who ultimately falls down into a spiral of insanity. The Yellow Wallpaper centers primarily on the narrator and her discovery in the room she must stay in to rest. There she sees a yellow wallpaper that soon begins to take the form of a woman who is trapped, and is shaking the wallpaper in order to get out. The narrator continues trying to figure out the wallpaper and its pattern until eventually

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    when the speaker begins observing the “repellent, almost revolting unclean yellow”(page 7) wall

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    An Analysis of "The Yellow Wallpaper"

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    The story of 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins is one of the most famous accounts of madness in 19th century literature; taking the form of a woman’s journal who is receiving treatment for mental illness. Through the journal, she records her experiences and her mental life as she descends into what appears to be complete madness. Perkins is keen to stress both the singular experience of mental illness and ways in which this condition is manipulated and exacerbated by those around her. I

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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper." This story, through well crafted symbolisms, brought to surface the troubles that real women face. Her character deals with the feeling of being trapped by the expectations of her husband, with the need to do something creative or constructive, and to have a mind and will of her own. These feelings are represented through various symbols in the story which include the wallpaper, the woman in the wallpaper, the mental sickness that progressed

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    Yellow Wallpaper “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman peers into the eyes of a wealthy victorian wife as she slowly loses grasp of her sanity. John, her physician husband, utilizes the best of his blindly male centric medical knowhow to unintentionally guide his wife down the rabbit hole of insanity. As the narrators tip toes the line of lucidity, the seemingly malevolent tattered yellow wallpaper in their new home serves as the McGuffin, facilitating her voyage into madness. The central

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    Wallpaper has never been more than a tacky decoration in my home but in “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, she created it to not only symbolize something greater but also to show how an inanimate object can capture someone and hold them till insanity fill into their insecurities. This unsightful wall decal obtained movement, feeling, and a scent by the end of the story only acknowledged by the unnamed woman herself. The wallpaper was given personified features and obtained

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    such as The Yellow Wallpaper which displayed the struggles of women through her mind of being forced to listen to the orders of a man of what would cure her mental illness (Cott). Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known for her short story The Yellow Wallpaper. Which was about a women who ill, was diagnosed by her husband to stay all day in a room. She was to do nothing intellectually such as read or write. The women eventually became mentally ill becoming obsessive over the yellow wallpaper in the room

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    following stories tangible and intangible scenarios are presented. Autonomy, desires, and talents spurned by the husbands in John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums and Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.” The authors share views regarding a similar theme of male domination and imprisonment. “The Yellow Wallpaper” involves the treatment of a depressed woman who is driven insane in a male imposed detention in her own room. On the other hand, Elisa Allen in the “The Chrysanthemums” struggles internally

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