The Yellow Wallpaper Essay | Symbolism Inherent in "The Yellow Wallpaper"

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Symbolism Inherent in "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Summary: Scrutinizes the importance and place of symbolism in Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Upon first reading Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper", it appears to be consecutive journal entries written by a flighty woman-plagued with bouts of depression-about her stay at a vacation home. Though upon closer inspection, the double entendre of this cleverly written story reveals itself.

Symbolism is the element that plays the starring role in this production, coyly divulging the clues necessary to illuminate the reality of her psychosis. The physical triggers of said psychosis belong solely to the room she and her husband slept in; now a playroom, it had obviously gone through many other transformations as had this woman, who despised it (nursery, gym, playroom). More importantly, it is the wallpaper that has caught and held her mind's eye.

"It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough constantly to irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the...

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