The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The color yellow is normally associated with happiness and bliss. However, in the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the color creates an opportunity for so much more than simply happiness, but rather equality. This story was written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and it is considered to be a feminist work of literature. The story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” is a feminist work because Gilman portrays the ways in which woman are held to different standards then men which are not equal and it also displays the ability that women possess in order to stand up to the inequality brought against them. The story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” also helped to progress the feminist movement by revealing to those individuals whom believe that women do not deserve the same rights as men, why they do in fact deserve them and also showing that women should not have to sit back and be treated unfairly. In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator and the woman in the wallpaper represent imprisonment and freedom. The story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” is a feminist work because Gilman portrays the ways in which women are held to different standards than men in ways which are not equal. In this story, the narrator is married to a man who does not listen to her, but rather feels as if he is more knowledgeable than the way in which she feels. This is only one way which this story shows how women are not viewed as intelligent as men, therefore their opinions are not taken as seriously as that of a man’s. For…

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