Yellow Wallpaper Thesis

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“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man,” said Thomas Jefferson, the third President of USA. In “the Yellow Wallpaper,” the short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there is a kind of tyrannical relationship between the narrator and her husband, John. At first, “I” seems to comply what John wants although she hides her writing and fancying from him. After some incidents, though, “I” begins to oppose what he says and becomes totally insane. While her getting worse than before, it dramatically shows the procedure of being enlightened in case of rising of female powers. There are several evidences that may represent narrator’s mental instability and they seem to be originated from John’s oppressive way to treat her. The narrator is afraid that John doesn't seem to understand her state fully enough. "Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good." (1279) She knows doing her favorite work―writing―and traveling around beautiful places may be helpful to recover her nervous hypochondria, but she just tries not to make John irritated by doing nothing. In the meantime, however, she starts to hide…show more content…
When it comes to the latter part of the story, the narrator finds out there are women in the wallpaper crawling around. “Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast and her crawling shakes it!” (1287) As time goes by, she begins to identify herself with one of the women in the wallpaper, who are locked in it and regard her husband and Jennie as the obstructers who forbid her escaping out of the wallpaper. Finally she tears the wallpaper and crawls away, while John fainted incapably from her insanity. Her resistance appears to be gained in the long
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