Analysis Of Charlotte Perkins Gilman 's ' The Yellow Wallpaper '

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The point of view in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman seems to be a mentally ill patient, who believes she’s staying in an old, run down, and ghostly home. However, she wasn 't actually at a house, rather she was in an insane asylum getting treated with a popular treatment in the 19th Century called Rest Cure (as described on the bottom of the page on 565.) I think the narrator’s health goes downhill faster due to here being locked up in a room that has bars on the windows, rings on the walls (which could be used to tie her up,) as well as not being able to work, write and visit with others. The narrator describes her room in a peculiar way; “it was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls” (Gilman 566.) Just reading it through, the thought that the rings in the walls were for children seemed too out of the ordinary even being an older setting. The rings are meant to be able to die down patients who don’t cooperate with the care takers. Which makes the story seem even crazier because she is seeing in the walls could be past victims that couldn 't get out of the asylum. The nailed down bed, and scratched up floor and wallpaper, are things that she had told herself that the children from the daycare had done this a long time ago. As time moves on and she becomes closer to the deadline of “moving out” she begins to panic more and more. Her sister…

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