Essay on A Woman Trapped Within Herself

805 Words Nov 12th, 2014 4 Pages
A Women Trapped Within Herself “The Yellow Wallpaper”, a story composed by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1899 is a story used to demonstrate to many people a treatment of a psychological disorder that handles sadness, professionally known as depression, in females after pregnancy. Depression is one of the most common illnesses for women after giving birth, but as time passed and the technology grew more advanced, people have discovered many different ways to treat it. Today, depression is treated with oral medications. Before the huge advancement of technology, depression was treated in a way that some people might say was inhumane. This cure was presented to Gilman, and “The Yellow Wallpaper” was written to give the readers her perspective of the treatment. This story had a major affect on the way people were treated for this disease and because the outcome she thought she would get out of the treatment was not the outcome that most specialists were expecting to get.
From the nineteenth century to the present, the way that women were treated dramatically changed. Women were always looked down on and were never treated like adults. Most men thought of them as property instead of a human being like themselves. In this story, the storyteller is a female who is regarded as foolish to the community because of her doings. Depression and agitated bursts were not usual in the nineteenth century because most females were never seen stepping away from her property. Her spouse,…

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