Reflection Paper: Synthesis Essay: The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Yellow Wallpaper Synthesis Paper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short novel, The Yellow Wallpaper is one of the literacies shows the feminist in nineteenth century. It contains woman’s depression and neurasthenia as a psychological illness and a patriarchal man and his attitude to his wife in 10-pages short story. The protagonist Jane and her husband move to a mansion and stay there for a while. Jane is suffering from a psychological illness, and her husband John advises her a rest cure other than practical treatments. However, there are some parts show John loves and cares about Jane, but he does not listen to her. So the narrator stays in the yellow papered room. As time passes, the narrator sees something in the wallpaper, a woman trying to get out from the wallpaper. It means the aggravation of her illness. Finally she rips the yellow wallpaper out when her husband was not at home and creeps on the floor just like the woman in the wallpaper that she saw in the wallpaper. “Then I peeled off all the paper I could reach standing on the floor. It sticks horribly and
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So people treated it with a barbaric way which known as bloodletting. It involved cutting the patient and letting blood to be released to emit the evil spirit. Despite the illness was studied more by scientists and doctors, the treatment had not improved much even in the late 19th century. The patients were chained and locked away in dark which is preposterous and inhumane at this point. In other words, schizophrenia was not studied enough in correct ways and the treatment or medicine was not developed either. Currently, there is no certain remedy for schizophrenia yet. However, psychologists are trying to understand the sickness and develop a better remedy for the

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