Analyzing The Dynamic Character, Imaginative Liberation Through Oppression

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Analyzing the Dynamic Character; Imaginative Liberation Through Oppression
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” the reader is able to see the traditional marital ways in the 1800’s, and mental instability that many women faced during this era. This story gives an infinite example of how women were treated as second class citizens with their authoritative male figures. Frequently treating them like kids and making them obey every command. John, the narrator’s husband a bright physician caught up in his own success and superiority over his wife goes about controlling every aspect of her life. This is a major problem for the narrator because she is obligated to listen to what her husband says, disregarding anything she might think is plausible to him. Firstly the narrator is sane and fully aware of her surroundings. However the narrator is reluctant to listen to oneself and becomes weary and elusive about starting to see things in the wallpaper during their stay at the mansion. Consequently the narrator eventually breaks all ties with being sane and normal to outright crazy and in need of mental help.
Firstly the narrator is sane and fully aware of her surroundings. The opening scenes show her daily life and how her husband’s oppressiveness and superiority over her forces her to keep her thoughts to herself. Unfortunately the narrator is forced to confine her thoughts on paper and uses it as a social outlet to cure her sickness. “There comes John, and I must put…

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