Entering Motherhood In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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After a woman gives birth it should be the most joyous stage in her life. Entering motherhood is the most beautiful gift a woman can possess. Unfortunately, for the woman in the short story The Yellow Wallpaper it doesn’t happen for her. The woman in this story has a baby, and suffers from postpartum depress. Her husband and brother are physicians, their health advice for her leads to her being locked in a room. Dealing with isolation from her baby, family, and friends causes her to lose her mind each day. She wants to break out of this room she’s stuck in but can’t because her husband will disapprove and find another way to have someone watch her and keep her confined. The author Charlotte Perkins Gilman writes this short story to express …show more content…
This room opened in the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashion chintz hangings as she described. The wife describes this room her husband, John insists on her staying in is big and airy, the whole floor nearly, the windows that look like ways, and air and sunshine galore. She also describes the room as a being a nursery at first and then a playroom and gymnasium. The windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls. She then describes the paint and the wallpaper and how she hate it saying the color is repellent, almost revolting; a smoldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning …show more content…
Unfortunately, keeping his wife separated from her baby, family, and her imagination made her go insane. There were times when she made journals to use her creative mind she also made attempts to leave the room. While John was away from the house his sister Jennie; was there to keep an eye on the wife, tend to the baby, and care for the house. As the story continues she is alienated in the nursery room, she beings to see figures in the yellow wallpaper. She lies in bed that is nailed to the floor, and dwells on the wallpaper. She continues to follow the patterns in the wallpaper for hours during the day. She wants to continue to follow the pattern until she forms some type of

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