Depression in "The Yellow Wallpaper"
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This paper explains that "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman explores the desolate position of women in the nineteenth century. Specifically, it focuses on postpartum depression before it was recognized as a serious disease. The paper relates that the deterioration of the nameless narrator in this story is deprived of everything she needs, which make her condition worse. Her relationship with her husband, a doctor, is primarily responsible for her downturn. it explains that as a result of this, the theme of freedom and the use of symbolism become effective tools that Gilman uses to help us understand the narrator's debilitating disease.
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