Essay On The Yellow Wallpaper

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THE YELLOW WALLPAPER In Charlotte Perkins Gilman “The Yellow wallpaper” the narrator undergoes a nervous breakdown and was kept in a room with the intention of curing her sickness. It was quite obvious that the narrator needed people around her. She needed to go outside to see how much love is in the world but instead her husband, and therapist insisted that the only way to cure her from the sickness was to keep her away from the world, in an empty room pasted with horrible looking yellow wallpaper. Julian Fleenor argues that the method of treatment in which the narrator undergoes is not intended to cure her but to punish her. Overall, the narrator was a victim of cultural construction that, from a 21st century perspective appears to be punishment more so than therapy. A depressed person should not be kept in a room as a prisoner as it only makes the person trapped and get insane in the process of…show more content…
It was a big challenge for her as an individual trapped in an isolated from for lunatics. It was also a big adversity as a mother for her to bear the pain of the absence of her child. As an adult it was punishment because she was given directions and told what to do and what not to do like she was a child under the supervision of a parent. All the means of treatment prescribed to the narrator as to help her recover worsened her state of mind. Eventually, she could not hold back anymore, she was ready to break free and escape. Works Cited Fleenor, Juliann. “Gender and pathology in The Yellow Wallpaper.” Ed. X J Kennedy and Dana Gioia. tenth. New york: Pearson Longman, 2007. 438. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Literature an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. Ed. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. New york: Pearson Longman, 2007. 426. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Ed. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. new york: Pearson Longman, 2007.
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