The Yellow Wallpaper Essay | Jane in "The Yellow Wallpaper"

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Jane in "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Summary: An overview of important ideas in the story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The story tells of a woman whose postpartum depression leads her to a kind of imprisonment in her yellow-wallpapered nursery at the hands of her husband, who believes he is doing what's best for her. However, Jane's disease allowed her the ability to express herself, to tell her opinions of society, and to break free from society's plan for her.
Shannon Reed

10-9-05

Jane

In the late 1800's men assigned and defined women's roles by perpetrating an ideological prison that silenced and subjected women such as in The Yellow Wallpaper. Women were imprisoned in their homes or their own private sphere, like the narrator in The Yellow Wallpaper. Being secluded in the yellow wallpapered bared nursery, in their vacation home, only progressed her post-pardum depression on until her breaking point. Instructed to abandon her intellectual life and to avoid stimulating company as she sinks into a deeper depression invisible to her husband, John, who believes he knows what is best for her.

"What is one to do," The narrator says numerous times writing of her family and her illness. Her using 'one' is a disguise of autonomy it conveys her helplessness and perceived inability to change her uncomfortable situation. She repeats 'one' creating an...

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