Objects & Places from The Yellow Wallpaper

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Rest-cure

A rest-cure has been prescribed for the protagonist’s wellbeing. She may not do anything physical or intellectual. Rest-cures were common prescriptions for women in the nineteenth century who were suffering from hysteria, or nervousness, or in the case of the protagonist what today would be known as postpartum depression.

Summer House

John rents this place to serve as a place of quiet and solitude for the narrator’s rest-cure.

Nursery

Though the narrator would like to stay in one of the pretty feminine rooms in the summer house, John insists that she stays here. This is symbolic of John treating the narrator as a child.

Yellow Wallpaper

The room that the narrator is forced to stay in is covered in this, which includes a distracting and busy pattern. Initially, the narrator hates this, but as the story progresses becomes increasingly obsessed with it, convinced that a...

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