Who Is The Protagonist In The Yellow Wallpaper

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Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” With Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” the title says it all. When reading this story one has to examine the role of the yellow wallpaper has and how important it is in the story. The narrator starts out with a hate relationship with this wallpaper, but in the end she is so engulfed into the wallpaper and what it represents in her mind, her sanity is lost because of it. The wallpaper is the most important symbol of her transformation into total insanity. The narrator who is a woman is telling “The Yellow Wallpaper” in the first person and is the protagonist. She tells her story in a journal that she keeps, however; it is hidden from her husband as he even has stated…show more content…
nothing but temporary nervous depression.” (544) John has arranged has for the family to spend some time in a Victorian house for the rest cure. She is quite thrilled with the house as there are beautiful gardens, green houses, and the house itself is almost breathless as she describes it. She wanted a room downstairs but her husband obviously said no. The narrator being so unheard isn’t even allowed to chose the room she really wants in the house. The narrator said, “I don’t like our room a bit. I wanted one downstairs, that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the windows, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings; but John wouldn’t hear of it” (543). Even though she states she isn’t happy with the room, her voice goes unheard and she is unfortunately put into the one he deems best. This being the first sign of her entrapment, which will continue for the three months, they are to be at this house. Even though the room is big with enough sunlight the windows are barred which also gives her the feeling of being
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