How Does Gilman Use Gender Inequality In The Yellow Wallpaper

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American novelist Charlotte Perkins Gilman author of the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” has a reason this story was written. The Yellow Wallpaper is a story that will drive you mad just trying to read it. This story was written based on a condition she was suffering from in her personal life and the situation of dealing with the struggle of how she feels. Charlotte Gilman was suffering from a severe and continuous nerve breakdown called Melancholia. While on the other hand, dealing with criticism of male domination of women during the nineteenth century. In the story, the narrators husband John, which is also her physician prescribed her with Dr. Mitchell’s treatment and kept her isolated in a room with locks on the doors and bars on the windows. Charlotte reason for writing The Yellow Wallpaper was to inform her previous physician, Dr. Weir Mitchell of his mistake of prescribing her the “rest cure” treatment, how it is related to her personal life and gender inequality.
Charlotte Gilman story “The Yellow Wallpaper” introduced us to the protagonist and narrator named Jane who is a young wife, writer and mother that is suffering
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It also gives us a point of view of the gender inequality theme in the story. Throughout the story, you can notice how Jane and her husband John relationship is and how he seem a bit controlling. In the story, Jane describes her husband to be, “extremely practical, having no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures.” (Gilman, 1). While on the other hand, she also finds him to be very careful and loving. John seems to love his wife very much but he also seems to have trouble understanding her and supporting how she feels. As you can see in the story Jane seems to obey everything her husband says even if she doesn’t quit agree with what he’s

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