The first story I’ll be discussing is “The Yellow Wallpaper”. The main character in the story is the narrator. She is not given a name to call her by but it is suggested that her name is Jane by many readers of the story. She just had a child and is going through a medically referable situation called postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a hindering medical condition that send new mothers into depressive states which affect their ability to care for themselves and for a baby. During the late 1800s, when this story was written, postpartum depression was referred to as “temporary nervous depression” and had isolating treatments such as the one being administered to the narrator by her husband, t...
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