Self-Expression In The Story Of Charlotte Perkins Gilman In The Yellow Wallpaper?

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“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” (Payne). Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a well-unknown author of The Yellow Wallpaper. She was a social Activist during the time period of the 1800’s to 1900’s. The writer suffered through a difficult childhood and married an actor named Charles Stetson in 1884. After having her first baby she suffered through sever post-partum depression and went through unusual treatments. Later on she got cured from her depression but afterwards she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The writer didn’t see any point of living so she decided to kill herself in which she succeeded in. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is about the writers own experience …show more content…
Charlotte Parkins Gilman personal experiences and the time period in which she lived influenced her to write “The Yellow Wallpaper” in which she communicated the message that during the time period a women’s wasn’t heard. Charlotte Perkins Gilman own struggle with her experience with depression and unusual treatment known as the rest cure that made her condition abominable which influenced her to write the “The Yellow Wallpaper”. The narrator was diagnosed with temporary nervous depression after she had her first child. “Temporary Nervous Depression” is now referred as post-partum depression which is trigged after have an infant. During the time period that the book was written in the cure for this illness was isolation from the world around them by locking them into a room alone. The rest cure was originated for only women because the doctors believed that women had small minds and couldn’t undergo a lot of encumbrance. The doctors during the time period were men which would parsimonious that they wouldn’t have the knowledge of what a women goes through after giving birth mentally or physically. This concludes that they can’t administer a cure which is optically designed …show more content…
By writing the “The Yellow Wallpaper” the writer wanted to elaborate on women liberation during the time period. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s own battle with post-partum depression that resulted into unusual treatments which only resulted into her condition to only get worse influenced her to write the short story. Lastly the loss of self-expression throughout the short story influenced her to write “The Yellow Wallpaper”. During the 19th century when the short story was published was starting of women rights. The short story became an inspiration for many women during this time period, it showed women a pathway in the right

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