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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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    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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    “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was originally read and interpreted as a horror story but from the authors perspective, it was an accurate representation of the troubles most women of her time period went through. It's also considered the The text is most commonly viewed from a feminist and a psychoanalytical perspective which brings to light the apparent symbolism within the story as well as digging beneath the wallpaper and understanding the purpose behind the story. “The Yellow

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    Insanity in The Yellow Wallpaper

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    writers are touched by a bit of madness, however it could also be said that madness comes from a lack of creativity. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the story of a woman who is diagnosed with depression and I prescribed with the rest cure. After being left in solitude for a few weeks the narrator starts to go insane and takes her aggression out on the ugly wallpaper in her room. Creativity is a way to turn your thoughts and emotions into something concrete but, when someone is not

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    "The Yellow Wallpaper" was one of the first works to chronicle the process of going insane. Its harrowing quality derives from the fact that the author knows whereof she speaks. But even though it is based on Gilman's own breakdown, the story is crafted as a work of art, because the nightmarish motif of the yellow wallpaper itself serves as a metaphor for the disintegration of the protagonist's mind. The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" has no name. Generally, when the protagonist of a first-person

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    The trauma of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is evident at the most cursory reading, but when trauma theory is applied to the short story the deep trauma is revealed. The narrator of the short story suffered from pathological dissociation brought on by the traumatic, lonely, unfulfilled existence she led in the room with the yellow wallpaper and in 19th-century society. The trauma of her life stems from her isolation, the absence of others from her life, and the standards she

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    Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper

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    figurative language, authors, such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman, found themselves making a point without directly speaking their intention. In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator represents a woman’s ability to express her beliefs and that disregarding this right only hinders the oppressive, male-dominated society. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in The Yellow Wallpaper, tells the tale of a woman who documents the hardships she must endure living with a condition known as nervous depression. The story begins

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    The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman has a tone of a mentally ill women who worsens while under the thumb of her husband who is her doctor first and husband second. She numerously attempts to reveal her true, current state of mind to her husband but he shows that he thinks he knows best. The internal conflict of being better but not being heard leads to her ultimate breakdown and shock to her husband, John. Everyone has experience this type conflict, whether concealed or disclosed to

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    Victoria Cavazos Dr. Masilamony English 1302- SW3 April 15, 2014 Humble Items That Trap a Woman Author Charlotte P. Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a complex short story that discusses the thoughts and feelings of a woman who is kept confined in a small upstairs bedroom by her husband. The woman suffers from depression and anxiety, yet her spouse whom is a physician claims that she is not terribly ill. Despite all the strange thoughts she acquires, she continues to force herself to accept her

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    “I never saw so much expression in an inanimate object before.” (The Yellow Wallpaper) In order to understand Charlotte Gilman’s stories one must first know about the life she lead. In 1884 Charlotte married her husband Charles Walter Stetson and began to sink into depression. During this time Gilman wrote her famous story The Yellow Wallpaper (Radcliffe). Within the story the reader can pick out parts of Gilman’s own life woven into it. Gilman, like the main character Jane had postpartum depression

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