The Yellow Wallpaper Essay | Patriarchy and the Yellow Wallpaper

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Patriarchy and the Yellow Wallpaper

Summary: The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Gilman, is a story representing the weight of a patriarchal society that still lingers today. It motivated the female mind of creativity and mental strength through a patriarchal order of created gender roles and male power during the nineteenth century
Patriarchy and "The Yellow Wallpaper"

"The Yellow Wallpaper" motivated the female mind of creativity and mental strength through a patriarchal order of created gender roles and male power during the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century. While John represented characteristics of a typical male of his time, the yellow wallpaper represented a controlling patriarchal society; a sin of inequality that a righteous traitor needed to challenge and win. As the wallpaper deteriorates, so does the suppressing effect that male hierarchy imposed on women. Male belief in their own hierarchy was not deteriorating. Females began to think out of line, be aware of their suppression, and fight patriarchal rule. The progression of the yellow wallpaper and the narrator, through out the story, leads to a small win over John. This clearly represents and motivates the first steps of a feminist movement into the twentieth century...

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