Psychology In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Gilman

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Yellow Wallpaper Research Paper

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is a gothic short story, written by Charlotte Gilman, who deals with various breakdowns after the birth of her first born baby. The main character is portrayed as insane and can be seen better through the setting, the life behind her story, the cure she needs to overcome her mental illness, the time period, and all around the depression itself that the main character is going through. This short story is a learning factor in women’s mental breakdowns and illnesses. Also, it shows the ways the story sets up the points to where the protagonist is having these breakdowns after the birth of her first born child.

Jane, the main character of the story, is compared to the life behind
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One of the main topics in research for the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is the time period during the story. This story is set in the late 1800s which is during the gothic periods of time to which it relates to the setting of the story. Also, during this time period, psychology was not as good as it is to the twenty-first century medical world. During the story, Jane is given a treatment called the Rest Cure which is supposed to help the mental state of the mind to not become crazy as a person. Well, this cure does not help Jane at all, in fact, it makes her worst, and she becomes more crazy as the story goes on. In the twenty-first century, psychology is practiced with another human to help the sickened person come out of that mental illness. Jane is depressed to the where the cure the doctor has prescribed her is not even close to helping her conclude her mental problem. According to Paula Treichler’s essay, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is used to teach students to insist that it describes the progression of one person’s neurosis. For instance, that is the tale of one woman’s mental breakdown caused by postpartum depression. This can be concluded to realize the differences between psychology today and psychology in the …show more content…
The rest cure was focused on Jane, the main character of the story, and was supposed to make her illness go away or make it better. As the story goes on, the reader can just notice how Jane is getting worse and worse after she is diagnosed to the rest cure by her doctor. Jane explains how the cure is not helping her one bit and how her mental breakdowns are getting out of hand (Gilman). Jane wants to completely stop the cure because it is useless and there is no need to keep going through things when the breakdowns just keep getting more awful the minute of her life. The story explains how the cure is a point in the reason why Jane is having these mental breakdowns and

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