The Yellow Wallpaper Response

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The story takes place in the early twenties and is a written by the American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is usually considered to be largely autobiographical staged criticism of medicine and women's rights in the late 19th century. To illustrate that, the story plays with stylistic devices of literature: insanity, helplessness besides the story uses a weird narrator. An unexpected and open end attracts the reader on this short story and makes thoughtful. The writer describes a woman who has a postpartal depression. Because of this depression, her husband rents a country house. For best possible recovery, the narrator husband cares about everything. The first-person narrator has only one assignment and that is to become fit and health. But that is the…show more content…
Perhaps because of the wallpaper. It dwells on my mind so!” With this quotation, the reader realizes first time, that the yellow wallpaper have a special attraction for the story teller. At this point in the story the wallpaper becomes something special for her. She starts to analyze the wallpaper and it becomes very important for her. From now on, the yellow wallpaper defines her whole day. The narrator starts to identify herself with the yellow wallpaper. When she writes about the yellow wallpaper, she speaks about herself, but only between the lines. I don’t like to look out of the windows even—there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast. I wonder if they all came out of that wallpaper as I did.” This is one of the key quotes. It also describes a feeling of being jailed, because she sees the other woman only when her husband is not at home. It describes the feeling of oppression. She is only free when nobody is patronizing her. This quotation confirms in one of the conclusion sentences. “I’ve got out at last,” said I, “in spite of you and Jane! And I’ve pulled off the paper, so you can’t put me
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