The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis

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The narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper is a young married woman who is receiving treatment for postpartum depression. Her husband, who happens to also be her doctor, is treating her condition with the rest cure; a relatively common treatment for mental disorders during the late 1800s. As required by this treatment, she is to refrain from all intellectual and creative tasks, as they will hinder her recovery. Though her husband loves her and is well-meaning in his care, he fails to see that this lack of stimulation and interaction with the world becomes the cause of her demise and through her hidden journal, we are able to follow her decent into madness. This story speaks to the position of women within the institute of marriage during the

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