The Struggle For Freedom In Charlotte Perkins Stetson's The Yellow Wallpaper

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Overthinking causes many effects on people, from going crazy to even feeling free. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Stetson is on how the narrator of the story gets carried away in her mind by a yellow wallpaper. Through the story, the narrator finds herself both trapped and set free due to the wallpaper, which has an odd peculiar pattern and a woman, with also the writing that helps her through the story with both factors helping her gain control in her being able to break and feel free. To begin with, the narrator has no control over herself but seems to be okay, just with a little depression according to John, but she knows it is more than that, but because she is a women and women back then were just mainly meant to …show more content…
The narrator find herself with more enthusiasm, as she looks forward to discovering more and more on the yellow wallpaper. She becomes a bit to enthusiastic as she feels that “no person touches this paper but me, - not alive.” Showing how even though she may not be as pleased with the wallpaper, no one else can discover the pattern that she was into, but little by little she becomes more okay with it. “I’m getting really fond of the room in spite of the wallpaper. Perhaps because of the wallpaper” and finds herself captivated by it. It is what makes her so insane, it makes her eager to rip it out and basically destroy it, so no one can get to it, no one. She “caught Jennie with her hand on it once”, and when basically confronted by the narrator she “turned around as she been caught stealing- and looked quite angry” and continued with her saying “that the paper stained everything it touched” …show more content…
It does start with her just trying to figure it out, and sees herself within the women in the paper. She at this point is more mentally ill than when she stared, she goes crazy. She gets the urge of wanting to tear up before any gets to it. The women represents her in the sense that they are both trapped, trapped at home, with no freedom, no choices, nothing but the sense of being a housewife. She sees the woman, and wants to help her by ripping the paper off. She does on the last night she was to spend there, before finally going back home. She asks to sleep alone as Jennie wanted to spend the night with her, but the narrator asked to be left alone, she would “rest better for a night all alone” but she knew she “wasn’t alone a bit!” the “poor thing began to crawl and shake the pattern, i got up and ran to help her” here she knew it was time, the only time to set her free. She began to basically rip the wallpaper off, and “before morning we (narrator and the women behind the wallpaper) had peeled off yards of that paper. A strip as high as my head and half round the room.” Unfortunately, “the sun came and that awful pattern began to laugh at me, I declared I would finish it to-day!” which basically means that the sun came out and the woman would only come out at night, and the pattern would merely disappeared leaving the narrator anxious to end it as soon as she gets the

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