`` The Yellow Wallpaper `` By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Is the lady trapped in the yellow wallpaper real? These are questions that haunt the narrator who is locked in a room with yellow wallpaper dealing her postpartum depression. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Perkins Gilman shows that we don’t like how freedom taken away from us especially, when you are dealing with depression. Along with the narrator dealing as if her feminism is stripped from her. Over a hundred years ago medication wasn’t available to treat depression like there is now so best thing for the narrator was to write and escape to a reality.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman is an author and poet who was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Butterworth 1) She was a writer and social activist for women during the late 1800s and early 1900s. She’s best known for her two stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “Women and Economics”.
Her father was well known and influential to include the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe. He left their family when she was young and was raised by her mother along with her sister. (Butterworth 1) Since, having a difficult upbringing due to the fact she moved a lot, her education suffered tremendously. Gilman married her husband, Charles Stetson in 1884. They had a daughter together named Katherine. During the time in her marriage, she suffered from horrible depression and underwent various amounts of coupes treatments. It inspired her most iconic short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” in 1892, when it was released. Even with her…

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