The Yellow Wallpaper Response

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To live life to the fullest means to work, be joyful,to grow, to have power by means of standing one’s grounds, and to stay true to one’s self through all the hardships one encounters. By maintaining all these factors one can assure themselves a fulfilled life according to their standards and motivation in activities that symbolize who they are. However when one’s passions and state of mind begin to suffer by the hand of another, their mental state of mind begins to crumble, and in certain situations, crumbles hard and fast, leaving behind an almost irredeemable normalcy that once was. In ¨The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Stetson, a woman is not only belittled and ignored by her own husband, suffers from what she believes is mild …show more content…
Charlotte Perkins Stetson addressed in a short response about “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “ Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” that she herself suffered from nervous breakdowns due to depression and sought to find medication and treatments. The physician 's response was “ there was nothing wrong with [Charlotte],[and sent her] home with [the advice of] “live as domestic life as far as possible”, to “have but two hours’ intellectual life a day” and “never to touch a pen, or pencil again [as long as she lived]” (page 1). After listening to these orders, not three months later, she began to “near the borderline mental ruin”, upon that point she threw away the doctors advice and continued to live a life of work,joy,growth and power and managed to avoid hysteria “The Yellow Wallpaper” was written to showcase how mentally draining and dangerous it is to have poorly inaccurate courses of treatments based on personal experience for doctors. The very reason why the woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” suffered. As Paula A. Treichlers suggests “Challenging and subverting the expert prescription that forbids her to write, the journal evokes a sense of urgency and danger.” Treichler, Paula A.. “Escaping the Sentence: Diagnosis and Discourse in "the Yellow Wallpaper"”. Tulsa Studies in Women 's Literature 3.1/2 (1984): 61–77. Web... The same response was given to the woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” when her physician husband took her into isolation and slowly stripped away her

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