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    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the author gives the audience a powerful message about feminism, women’s imprisonment because of the idea of patriarchy, and how women were being treated during this time period. The nineteenth century was a male dominated society. Men ruled everything. The Yellow Wallpaper deals with feminism and the struggles women had to fight through. Women were oppressed in this era, and states the misogynist, patriarchal power men had over their

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    problem that involves the characters and usually takes place in the formats of a character opposing them self, a character opposing another and a character opposing an object. The “Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman perfectly depicts conflicts and exemplifies the various types of conflicts. The “Yellow Wallpaper” takes place in a house in which the main character and her husband are spending their summer vacation. It is a short story of a woman who is suffering from a nervous condition

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    viewpoint saying, “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure she will have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation.” The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is depicting the author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, personal battle with postpartum depression, and the “rest cure” treatment she received (Moss 1). In the Victorian age, the “rest cure” required complete isolation from friends and family while

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    Patriarchic Suppression The "Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is an example of how women were repressed by society in the nineteenth century. The narrator is an upper-middle class woman who is likely to be suffering from post-partum depression, but due to an ineffective cure, she starts to go insane. The narrator’s husband, John, assumed that because he was a physician, he knew best and dominated her actions. She then retreats into her obsession with the wallpaper on the walls, the only thing

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    Understanding The Yellow Wallpaper

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    Understanding The Yellow Wallpaper There are more reported cases of clinical depression in women than their are in men. There is also, generalized in western cultures, a stereotype that women are fragile and should be more dedicated to maintaining the home, doing feminine things, that they shouldn't work, and be discouraged from intellectual thinking. In the Victorian period (1837-1901) aside from women's suffragette movements the Victorian woman usually upheld this stereotype of a well behaved

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    In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the story through the first person point of view where the story is told by the narrator only. The story takes place around the 80s-90s century where the narrator and her husband stay in a mansion for her rescue. The narrator is predicted to be suffering from temporary nervous depression by her husband, brother, and Weir Mitchell. Throughout the story, the readers could easily see many images that imply to the sexist reality

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    In Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, she writes about a woman who suffers from temporary nervous depression as diagnosed by her overbearing husband, who is a doctor. The husband, John, is condescending towards his wife when she questions his diagnosis. Therefore, to get away from the confinement of not being able to speak for herself, the woman secretly writes in her journal as a sense of relief. The woman becomes fascinated and engrossed with the yellow wallpaper that hangs in her bedroom

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    Between the Bars Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s, The Yellow Wallpaper, analyzes the issues that mentally ill women face, the feelings of isolation from your loved ones which can lead to disparity. In this time the piece was written in, women with mental illness were not believed to have actual illnesses. For example, “hysteria” is claimed to be a women’s illness, which trivializes the real suffering these women are facing. Perkins displays her case as an extended metaphor for male dominance, and that

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    Charlotte Perkin Gilman as a woman living in 19th century America, provides powerful insight into the mistreatment of women at the time in her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”. The narrative is told from the perspective of Jane whose oppressive relationship with her husband causes her to descend into madness. Jane and her husband John although married lived unequal lives. John, both a male and a doctor holds a very high position in society. All of John’s words are finals this influences Jane

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    the yellow wallpaper

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    had the same ones too; or if they were different I hid them, since he wouldn’t have cared for that” (Ibsen 109). As this quote suggests Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and Henrik Ibsen, in A Doll House dramatize that, for woman, silent passivity and submissiveness can lead to madness. The narrator of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is driven to madness after she withdraws into herself. “I am alone” (Gilman 44), she tells us. Desperately trying to express her feelings to John, she says

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