At first Jane only sees the yellow wallpaper as ugly, but she slowly starts to see it as something with cruel intentions and it makes her uncomfortable. In the first entry of her journal, where she describes the house she is staying in for the summer, Jane describes the wallpaper: “The color is repellent, almost revolting.” Having developed only a slight distaste for the misfit, Jane only sees the wallpaper as any ...
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...a prison holding her captive. Her marriage and the lifestyle she lives are not at all what she wants out of life. She wants to be free to be her own person, not bound by what others tell her to do, especially not her husband, who has been of no help to her at all. Throughout her journals, as she spends more time with the misfit, she slowly becomes more misfit-like. Until she comes to an understanding of the wallpaper and the woman trapped inside of it, however, is she able to free herself and allow herself to be a misfit both in private and in front of others apart from the misfit. Now at the end, after being reborn and letting go of her old self, “Jane”, the narrator is able to re-enter society as a separate misfit figure. Although she may be seen as “crazy” by her former peers, as misfits usually are, at least she has freed herself from the prison she was in before.
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