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    Anecdotes, stories, novels, and other grandeur forms of art often bring out many different emotions and feelings such as happiness, sympathy, pain, and horror. Books such as “ the Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Stetson and “the Dead” by James Joyce lead to create a maudlin environment within the book by discussing mawkish topics such as pain and restraint. In the yellow wallpaper, one of the main themes is constraint, an element that leads to the antagonist to lose sanity, “ "I 've got out at…

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    Ashley Arceri Professor Mahir ENGL 2205 4 of May 2015 Final Term Paper Prompt Eleven In Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-paper” woman were expected to be devoted to the needs of their families and nothing else. The woman in this story did not abide by these roles and tried to free herself from the male power. The complicity of the man in this story is because he is fully aware of her sickness and fails to address her needs because he plays a patriarchal role in authority. In “Daisy Miller”, Daisy is…

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    Yellow Wallpaper Essay Final In the events of the “ Yellow Wallpaper” the author shows the narrator's doomed fate of humanity by illustrating all the problems she receives with her lack of strength to believe in the improvement of her “nervousness” such as her co-dependency issues, delusion hallucinations , and negligence to become well. Through what the narrator desires you can tell of her co-dependent relationship with John and how their relationship is closer to father and daughter than to…

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    The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written by Charlie Perkins Gilman, a Connecticut native who lived through the late 19th century and suffered severely from depression. The Yellow Wallpaper, written as a diary, recounts the daily life of a mental health patient and her relationship with her husband, a physician, as well as her growing obsession with the yellow wallpaper. The perspective of the narrator to allows the readers to have an inside look into the feelings of a mental health patient.…

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    The Yellow Wallpaper Mental illnesses in women such as postpartum depression was not considered a real sickness in the1800’s -1900’s. During that time, women were view as delicate, nervous, and weak persons who did not have better things to occupy their minds than creating unreal illness. For most people back then, depression was nothing more than women being bored of their housewife duties having nothing else to do. It was common to treat those women with the famous “rest cure” which, among…

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    “The Yellow Wallpaper” “The Yellow Wallpaper” was written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (the story was taken from the book Literature Craft & Voice written by Delbanco and Cheseuse) and is about a woman suffering from postpartum depression. The story main focus is about the popular treatment for this illness in women back in those days called the ‘rest cure’ which almost ruin the authors mental health. She wanted to write this story to help other women prevent going through this situation.…

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    “The Yellow Wall-paper”, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is written in first person and consist of numerous journal entries. The narrator of the story is a woman who struggles with herself because she suffers from a nervous condition and faces depression. She is confined in an isolated house, on bed rest. She states that the house “is quite alone, standing well back from the road, quite three miles from the village” (844). This house is separated from real life and society and her emotional…

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    In the late 19th century there was a popularized cure for mentally distressed women known as the ‘rest cure’. The ‘rest cure’ was basically a regime of keeping women forcibly in bed for extended hours, force feeding them large amounts of food, and removing any sort of creative or intellectual outlet. It was basically reducing the woman down to nothing if she was not willing to conform to the societal domestic standards of the time, and this being driven down into nothing is what inspired the…

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    The “Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a fictional autobiography that illustrates the isolation and oppression women faced during the late nineteenth century. The woman in the story who we later find out is named Jane, is portrayed as somebody who is approaching insanity while searching for some peace in her male dictated world. The author depicts the confinement and oppression of women by explaining the emotional imprisonment of Jane as well as her social and mental state as she…

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    Feminist struggles One heroine is fighting for her physical independence and another one is fighting for her mental independence. According to critics, women were considered to be “weak bodies and impressible minds” which make them “predisposed to any physical and/ or mental disease that could affect their fragile emotional state” (Treichler, 61). This is the same thing of which Jane became the victim when she tells “if a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and…

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