Women In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper

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Charlotte Perkins Gillman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is a story about a woman named Jane who is suffering from depression. Jane’s husband, John, is a physician who decides the best way to help her is to administer her a treatment where she to solely rest while staying in a temporary home. Jane is taken to stay in a well-secured room where John restricts her of any responsibilities, authority, and socialization. She is left to observe the room’s hideous appearance when she notices a woman in the yellow wallpaper. She discovers that she is the only person who is able to see the woman, and becomes secretly obsessed in releasing her. On the day she is to depart from the room Jane is finally able to release the trapped woman, which is revealed that the woman had always been her. Instead of getting better, she had grown insane during her treatment. The story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, gives a strong sense of female oppression that described the difference of given power between man and woman.…show more content…
The little responsibilities that women were allowed was to raise the children and to maintain the household duties. According to research, “The late 19th Century was a time of strict moral control and the setting of women’s responsibilities by men in an ideology referred to as “the Cult of True Womanhood” (Kerr no page). These expectations often lead to the oppression of women, who wanted to express themselves as they saw fit and live how they wanted despite society’s

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