Analysis Of The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

947 Words Oct 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Brandon Jimenez
Ms. Jane Taylor
English 1102
October 10, 2016

“The Yellow wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman In The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the very personal story about a woman who is suffering from depression. Gilman used her direct experience with melancholia to construct a very vigorous story. Her battle with the depression helped her create a work that had a strong impact on other women. Gilman intelligently takes the reader into the mind and experiences of a woman. The story is referred to as a more feminist type of work describing how she is not happy by the limitations she has in the role of a woman in society. During that time women were supposed to follow a certain way of life and were limited to the things that they could and couldn 't do. Gilman begins her work in “The Yellow Wallpaper”, as the narrator describing the magnificence of the home that her husband has taken her for their vacation. Likewise she also had her suspicions on how they could afford it and why it happened to be abandoned for so long , she notes “Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it. Else, why should it be let so cheaply? And why have stood so long untenanted”(417). John which is her husband believes that his wife is suffering from what he thinks is nervous depression. She on the other hand is not convinced that is not what she 's dealing with. During that time women were not allowed to do…

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