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"The Yellow Wallpaper": Obsession Overcomes Oppression

Summary: In her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gillman takes the reader into the mind of a mentally disturbed woman who has been imprisoned by trying to fit the mold of the nineteenth-century stereotypical wife. Not only is there a strong theme of women's oppression by their male counterparts, but the reader is also able to see how this oppression can drive a woman further and further into lunacy.
Obsession Overcomes Oppression

In the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, the reader is taken into the mind of a mentally disturbed woman named Jane who has been imprisoned by trying to fit the stereotypical wife mold of the nineteenth century. The reader is able to take opinions from Jane which reflect the stereotypes of frailty and the nurturing roles given to women. These opinions close all of the doors for the emotions taking place except those of Jane. By showing the story from her perspective, a bias of men is formed. Through Jane's perceptions of her surroundings, the reader is able to understand how men assign the roles of women and essentially, drive them to madness. In learning of Jane's plight as seen through her eyes, a sense of empowerment develops amongst feminist supporters. Not only is there a strong...

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