The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Paved the Way for Later Generations Charlotte Perkins Gilman's, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a partial autobiography. Appropriately, this short story is about a mentally disturbed woman and her husband's attempts to help her get well. He does so by convincing her that solitude and constant bed rest is the best way to cure her problem. Atrocious yellow wallpaper covers this room and it aids in her insanity. The woman is writing the story to express her insane thoughts against her husband's will. "The Yellow Wallpaper" begins with the narrator talking about her illness. She informs the reader that her husband, John, is a physician and he believes she is not even sick. “I did not intend to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy…” said (Gilman).” Indeed this story could very easily drive one crazy. However, as Ms. Gilman stated, I do not believe that was her goal in writing this story. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is constructed on a couple of different dimensions, each of which needs to be distinguished to understand fully this story’s real meaning. Doing this era women were expected to remain virtuous and pure, to be modest, devout in their faith, and submissive to their male. This was evident in the medical profession and in The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilman demonstrates the arrogant attitude men display towards women when she highlights the fact that even her husband does not believe she is ill, that she merely suffers from “temporary bouts of nervous depression.” In The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilman and her husband have rented a mansion for the summer so she can recuperate from the recent birth of their child. She rests in an upstairs room, a former nursery, with peeling yellow wallpaper, which becomes her obsession. She describes its color as repellent,
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