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...lman actually describing her hate through the narrator towards a male-dominate society. As the story goes on the narrator’s hate for the wallpaper grows and grows. At the end of the story, the narrator rips away at the yellow wallpaper to release the “woman” behind the paper. Although the narrator saw a woman behind the wallpaper, she was actually freeing herself. This tells us that she no longer worries about what John thinks nor does his fainting discourage her. She is on the path to true womanhood. Gilman writes, “I 've pulled off most of the paper, so you can 't put me back!” (9). The reader can see the wallpaper as a male-dominated society so when the narrator rips the paper that means she is breaking free from society norms. The narrator finally establishes herself as a free independent woman who will not bow to no man nor a society that praises them as kings.
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