Interpretations of Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"

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Interpretations of Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is an example of how stories and the symbolism to which they are related can influence the perspective of its readers and alternate their point of view. In the “Yellow Wall-Paper”, the unknown narrator gets so influenced by her surroundings that she starts showing signs of mental disorder, creating through many years several controversies on trying to find the real causes of her decease. Gilman’s story has been cause of debates since it publication, it has been analyzed by many intellectuals and exposed to many different points of views, but no one has proven to be completely right about the different kind of meanings …show more content…
So the possibility of the narrator faking the illness the whole time is a very valid theory according to many reviews from the medical field that study this kind of syndrome. In the other hand, if she is not faking this illness the most accurate explanation of her mental state comes when Gilman let the readers know the narrator has just delivered a baby and she might be showing signs of a postpartum depression. This depression added to her phenomenal talent of imagining events can easily led low minded person to create a subconscious world in which the patient feels nobody can help her and starts looking for personal ways to let this fears go. The narrator might be trying to escape from the wall to feel more affection from her husband, but it would be more accurate to say that she is trying to escape from that room in order to see her baby that has been kept away from her due to her mental state. This point of view is taken extremely serious because in Gilman’s literature time, writers had to be extremely careful with what they write due to several moral/ethics rules that would have call this as a violation to

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