'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Book Review by Writing Specialists

'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Summary and critique of the short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
# 92585 | 1,021 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Literature (General)


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This paper reviews, analyses and discusses 'The Yellow Wallpaper', a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The paper reports that the central focus of this intriguing story is the development of an individual consciousness towards an apparent form of insanity and eventually into a state of total psychosis.

From the Paper:

"The narrator is virtually trapped in the room with the yellow wallpaper. As her life and consciousness becomes more restricted in the confinement of the room, so the wallpaper becomes an animated world to her. It is obvious that the writer is subtly suggesting that there is s a conflict between the rational and logical world, determined and controlled by male consciousness, and the more imaginative female consciousness and sensibility.
The story has therefore been interpreted in many studies from the point of view of the way that the women are treated in modern patriarchal society. In order to fully understand the depth and meaning of the story we must see it as an expression of the conflict between gender roles and the divide between the individual and the larger society. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Metaphor in "The Yellow Wallpaper". Retrieved 19 September, 2006, from http://quinnell.us/literature/reviews/yellowmetaphor.html
  • The Yellow Wallpaper. Retrieved September 20, 2006, fromhttp://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Charlotte_Perkins_Gilman/The_Yellow_Wallpaper/index.html
  • Thomson H. (2005) The Yellow Wallpaper. Retrieved September 20, 2006, from http://www.theage.com.au/news/Reviews/The-Yellow-Wallpaper/2005/03/20/1111253880413.html

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'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (2007, February 25) Retrieved April 01, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-yellow-wallpaper-by-charlotte-perkins-gilman-92585/

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"'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman" 25 February 2007. Web. 01 April. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-yellow-wallpaper-by-charlotte-perkins-gilman-92585/>

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