The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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“The Yellow Wallpaper”
The feeling of freedom is a mental awareness that people take for granted. When a person becomes aware of its restrictions they begin to feel departed or feel like they don’t matter. With a person with an anxiety or depression disorder they already feel the sense of being unknown. Where performing activities keeps their mind off the issue they developed. In the story of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the concern of an individual’s ability to be free and unconstrained is discussed about. Jane is married to her husband John and have just moved into a new estate. The estate has been empty for a long time due reasons that were unclear to Jane. She has been suffering from post-partum depression before they moved in to the estate. John sees her depression as insignificant and not something to be concerned with. The treatment for her illness was to do nothing but Jane feels that activities relieved her condition. John conveys Jane to stay in the bedroom and do nothing. Jane then decides to keep a secret journal in the bedroom so she can relieve her mind. Jane therefore writes in the journal time to time about what she thinks throughout her day. Eventually this lead to her writing about John and his controlling behaviors. His behaviors led her to describing the environment she’s in describing how the room seem like an old nursery. Seemingly this lead to her description of the walls in the room and how there is a yellow wallpaper. She…

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