The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The Yellow Wallpaper Synthesis Paper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short novel, The Yellow Wallpaper is one of the literacies shows the feminist in nineteenth century. It contains woman’s depression and neurasthenia as a psychological illness and a patriarchal man and his attitude to his wife in 10-pages short story. The protagonist Jane and her husband move to a mansion and stay there for a while. Jane is suffering from a psychological illness, and her husband John advises her a rest cure other than practical treatments. However, there are some parts show John loves and cares about Jane, but he does not listen to her. So the narrator stays in the yellow papered room. As time passes, the narrator sees something in the wallpaper, a woman trying to get out from the wallpaper. It means the aggravation of her illness. Finally she rips the yellow wallpaper out when her husband was not at home and creeps on the floor just like the woman in the wallpaper that she saw in the wallpaper. “Then I peeled off all the paper I could reach standing on the floor. It sticks horribly and the pattern just enjoys it! All those strangled heads and bulbous eyes and waddling fungus growths just shriek with derision!”(Gilman 9)

Setting of The Yellow Wallpaper
Schizophrenia in early centuries According to the article “History of schizophrenia,” schizophrenia was considered as a result of possession by the devil or an evil spirit due to its particular symptoms…

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