The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Gilman

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The appreciation of a book may not come until many years after its initial release. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman was first dismissed by the critics of her time. It was not until many years later that critics and society would learn to appreciate her writing. One of the reasons it took so long for the “Yellow Wallpaper” to be appreciated was because it brought to light the real issues women were facing during that time. Readers especially male at that time were not ready for that type of literature. Another possibility was that readers could not understand women’s issues. Unless they are women or are understanding of women’s issues the reader will have a disconnect. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar make a strong critic that “The Yellow Wallpaper” was dismissed at first because it came from a female writer point of view. While critic Annette Kolodny also uses gender in critic about “The Yellow Wallpaper”, but instead focuses on the difference male and female readers. By looking at both of these critics it’s clear to how Gilbet and Gubar make a stronger than Kolodny does about the role gender plays in how the Yellow Wallpaper is received. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar wrote a critic called “The Yellow Wallpaper”. This critic helped society to realize the importance of this story. When the “Yellow Wallpaper” was first published it receive bad reviews(Citation). The main agreement about the article was the difference between male and female writers.…

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