The woman stuck in the wallpaper does circles and is sometimes able to crawl out through the window. Jane is reflecting her situation onto the wallpaper because much like the woman in the wallpaper, she’s stuck in her situation as well. Her husband confines her because of her sickness and he wants to keep her sheltered from the outside world. She is not allowed to work and has to stay in or around the house at all times. Her husband also babies her, treating her like she
The wallpaper is at first a great annoyance to Jane as she claims that it is confusing and contradicting. Jane was a writer and was not permitted to express herself through the means of writing. She is not only affected by the physical restraints of being inside the room alone, but the yellow wallpaper is dreadful and fosters only negative creativity. Jane's negative thoughts are first displayed through "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions." This is displaying the beginning of her negative thoughts which is the contribution to her spiralling into insanity since her disease confuses her mind and contradicts her logic, the paper parallels her mental state at this point.
Although the narrator does not believe that she is actually ill, John is convinced that she is suffering from a “temporary nervous depression” (Gillman 12), and prescribes rest and isolation as her treatment. She is confined to bed rest in a former nursery and is forbidden from working or writing. In the narrator’s eyes, she is living in an old nursery at the top of an ancestral hall due to an unspecific psychological illness. She continually expresses gratitude that her illness is not too serious, but she has the wrong perception of her mental health and unfortunately, the isolated atmosphere eventually envelops
She even gets sick with the thought of doing anything else like when she is in her typing class and even as a the guy waits for her. Another illusion broken cause she thought that a new man would save her and solve her problems. Staying to herself and her glass figurines are like her own private little world where she’s always safe. Laura definitely sees things different from her mom and her bro. Her escape seems to be hiding inside, and not going out at all.
But in my opinion I think her husband is the main cause of her illness as he doesn’t let her think anything and just sit alone in room with a yellow wallpaper on the wall. She can’t talk to anyone and she find herself trapped in a room where she
The wallpaper like John is a confine in which neither woman can escape from. The many heads in the wallpaper are the activities that the narrator wants to do such as writing, seeing her Cousin Henry and Julia, and sleeping downstairs. “I don’t like to look out the window even- there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast”(434). The women creeping outside are women like the narrator who are oppressed and have to do things in secret just like the narrator secretly tried to
At this point, the narrator appears normal and healthy, as anyone would be aware and curious of his or her surroundings in a new environment. However, directly after describing her immediate surroundings, the narrator goes off in a tangent illustrating the yellow wallpaper and discloses that “I should hate it myself if I had to live in this room long.” It should be asked why the narrator doesn’t request for the wallpaper to be changed, but she continues to stay in the room anyway. Next, we find out that she does ask to have the room repapered but her husband argues ‘“I don’t care to renovate the house just for a three months’ rental”’ (Gilman 5). Even the narrator bargains to move downstairs to another room, but she is denied again. Accepting the fact that she has to deal with the attic room, she begins to explore more closes the yellow wallpaper and discovers “a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about behind that
Because Genie never formed attachment, her level of speech was very low and even now, has not recovered as upon discovery she was kept in the care of many different psychologists and then was restored to her original home and kept under the care of her mother. Another case study which looks at privation is the study of the Czech twins. The Czech twins were kept in an unheated closest and discovered at age 7. Because of their lack of attachment, they were unable to walk or have a grasp of basic speech. Unlike Genie, the twins were fostered in to a loving home and therefore, recovered and now live normal lives.
The narrator says "There comes John, and I must put this away,- he hates to have me write a word (79). She says she cries for nothing most of the time but not when "John is here, or anybody else, but when [she] is alone" (82). John's dominance clearly affects the narrator as she immediately stops writing and puts her journal away. Her action of putting the journal away shows that the narrator abides to John's rules and that John's attitude reflects on the narrator's ability to do things as she wants emphasizing on his dominant trait.The statement refering to her cries shows how she can only express herself when she is free of company. The narrator feels she can only cry and be herself when she is absolutely alone
Scene 2 is when Mary and Mrs Adams are shown into Mary’s accommodation, they are both shocked at how dirty and unpleasant the room is. Towards the end of scene 2 Mrs Adams does not want to leave her little girl in a place like this, but has no option. The last scene I was in was Scene 4, this is where Mary speaks to the Matron about having a day off work in order to go to an interview. Matron does not want Mary to apply, this is because the job Mary wanted was in Eastbourne and this is where Mary’s boyfriend lived, Matron is very reluctant to even let Mary ring the employer but realises its Mary’s life and she has to make her own decisions for herself. The acting style of my piece was Naturalism, and the presentation style was Realism.