In the beginning of the short story the mood is set in a gothic and haunting manner that is sure to send chills down the spine and give the reader a sense of darkness that looms over the narrator. This darkness that is battled within her creates negative thoughts. She begins her journey gandering at a creepy yet romantic house that she describes as, “a colonial mansion that is haunted.” (Perkins-Gillman, Charlotte par. 2) Indeed, this is the first sign of her creative imagination that clouds her thinking and ultimately brings upon negative thoughts. However, these negative thoughts are not displayed by both partners, only the Narrator is suffering from her own imagination and nervous s...
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Indeed, the short story The Yellow Wallpaper was a masterfully written story about a woman struggling with basic life tasks. Unfortunately, the author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was in constant battle thus writing this short story which does indeed reflect her own life and constant struggle with depression, women’s rights issues, and controlling men in her life. Fortunately, The Yellow Wallpaper was a story she wrote which has and still does bring awareness to all the issues in which the author was battling. Hopefully as a modern society we can analyze stories like this in aspiration of creating a better society that has care and compassion towards women struggling with depression. Sadly, after many years of divorce, struggle with depression, and breast cancer Charlotte committed suicide on August 17, 1935. (Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Bio. Par. 6)
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