Essay On The Yellow Wallpaper: A Women Trapped Within Herself

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
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She “suffered from a profound melancholic depression since the birth of her daughter three years before” (Martin). Weir Mitchell, her neurologist told her that it was for her own good to “never to touch pen, brush, or pencil again”(Martin). Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a devoted writer that point in time and instead of listening to her Mitchell, her neurologist, authored and distributed this story in the New England Magazine. This story exposed what she considered this cure would do to somebody ultimately if they were restrained to themselves. Removing the pen from Gilman would be equal to confining her in the chamber with the yellow wallpaper. It is a precise and unusual way of writing for when it was conducted, which also makes it

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