Yellow Wallpaper Argument

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“The Yellow Wallpaper” Speaks Out For Women’s Rights Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as one of the few women writers of the nineteenth century, did a remarkable job on developing women’s rights through her story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” She describes how women were treated unfairly and how women’s writing were unwelcome in the nineteenth century in the story to stand out for women. She relates the story with nineteenth century society to tell her audiences that women’s marriage life in the nineteenth century were pitiful and she implies that women should be equally treated as men. Gilman uses “The Yellow Wallpaper” as a feminine topic to imply how unfair the marriages were for women in the nineteenth …show more content…
Susan Lanser analyzes that the reasoning theories shows that “The Yellow Wallpaper” aids to form the beginning of the U.S feminist writing period and the feminist writing back in the nineteenth was a mirror to show the way men and women were. (Lanser 3) Which proves that the story of “The Yellow Wallpaper” represents what was real happening in the nineteenth century and Gilman’s purpose of writing the story was to speak out loud for women who could not stand the unfairness of their life. In the story, the narrator says “If that woman does get out, and tries to get away, I can tie her!’’ (Gilman “The Yellow” 9). She thinks herself as the person who tries to imprison the woman in the wallpaper. It shows the narrator of the story gets insane about wanting to get out of the “jail” like marriage. It shows that she is scared and starts thinking …show more content…
According to Moss, Gilman’s family had good condition for her because two of her female-relatives were outspoken people during the time (Moss 1). It gave Gilman favorable condition in her life and affected Gilman to be plainspoken on her work “The Yellow Wallpaper”. According the Gilman’s “Why I wrote The Yellow Wallpaper”, “Being naturally moved to rejoicing by this narrow escape, I wrote The Yellow Wallpaper, with its embellishments and additions, to carry out the ideal (I never had hallucinations or objections to my mural decorations) and sent a copy to the physician who so nearly drove me mad.”(Gilman “Why I” 1) One of the reason she wrote the story is that the physician made her mad which makes her life experience relates to the story. Also, according to Moss, Gilman regard herself as a part of women’s rights movement and she stood out for females to express the dolefulness of women in the marriages of the nineteenth century society (Moss 6). She describes how the restrictions were for women in the nineteenth century and how lonely they were during that time in order to show how unfair women were treated back to nineteenth

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