Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" Analytical Essay by Ace writers

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Review and analysis of the short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper."
# 46522 | 1,335 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 13, 2004 in English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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This paper discusses the characters in the short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," and how they handle their life situations. The paper examines the feelings of the main protagonist in the story and the misguided actions of the other characters. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's motivation for writing "The Yellow Wallpaper" is also presented, and her own personal experience with depression is mentioned as the autobiographical aspect of the story.

From the Paper:

"The short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the tale of a woman who is slowly going mad as a result of her physical captivity and mental inactivity. She lies, in a room, with almost no stimulation other than the occasional visits of her husband and her baby. Ironically, the reason for her enclosure is not that those who are around her consciously wish to do her harm. It is because the woman is undergoing a "rest cure." This was a popular prescription for middle and upper class women of the era who were suffering from mental disorders, often called "nervousness" during the time period of "The Yellow Wallpaper." The ending of the story makes it clear that rather than improving the mindset of the patients, the "rest cure" often only worsened the women's supposedly agitated states of mind and body."

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