The Yellow Wallpaper Critical Analysis

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The Yellow Wallpaper was one of the selections of the short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This story was first published in 1892 in the New England Magazine. The Yellow Wallpaper poses a great importance because was one of the early work of the American literature that reflects the general attitude toward woman physical and mental health. At that period the woman work outside their homes was not taken seriously, especially if they work as a writer. Here we found that the main character possesses a great level of creativity, and also she was thirsty of knowledge. This female character had the necessity of exploring the world around her, she needs to be free. She dies slowly when her creativity is suffocated or silence. In the …show more content…
But also that was part of the treatment chosen by John for his wife who suffers from depression. When the family arrives at the house they decided to move to the upstairs nursery that was decorated with yellow wallpaper and spiral patterns on it. The woman who possesses a delicate nervous system was is requested to forbidden the work while she recovers her health. She was advised to eat well, rest in her room and take fresh air and she has not permitted to write her story’s and read books because that could emphasize her hysterical tendency. Every day when John leaves their house to go to attend his patients his wife hide inside the library and read the books in a furious way. Also, she used to write a novel about her personal story in a notebook that she keeps hide for her family. Other time she visits the mansion garden where she images herself as a free woman able to go or do anything that makes her feel free and …show more content…
Sometimes she also described in a vivid way the smell of the yellow wallpaper giving precise details of the characteristic smell. Other times she describes that the pattern of the wallpaper start taking live and they transform in a woman. At this point, she was immersing in a process of dissociation from her real life. Meanwhile, she uses the process of writing as an opportunity to realize her mind from her captivate. At some point, she discovers that the woman in the wallpaper was her. She was using the wallpaper as a symbolism that represents her unconscious mind telling her that she was trapped in a life that she does not want to live. For this reason similar as the woman in the wallpaper she was forced to bury herself in her domestic life. Ultimately similar to the woman in the wallpaper she needs to be rescued from her marriage and from the customs of the society. Finally, she needs to liberate her mind that was suppressed in other to make happy her family and express her creativity

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