The Yellow Wallpaper Characters

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Mr. Arthur Peebles

In “Mr. Peebles’ Heart,” Arthur Peebles is Joan’s brother-in-law and a good man who has dedicated his entire life to tending to his mother, sister, daughters, and wife. Because of this, he has neglected his own desires, including traveling and music. So, Joan prescribes a two-year trip to Europe for Arthur. Arthur returns, revitalized, to a more profitable business and more informed, selfless wife.

Narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper”

The unnamed narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is the main character of this story. The narrator finds it odd that ordinary people like her husband, John, and herself were able to secure a colonial mansion for the summer. She finds the long-empty house to be queer and believes it may be haunted. As a practical man and a physician, John laughs at her superstitions. He also does not believe that his wife is sick, insisting that...

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