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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Writing Styles in The Yellow Wallpaper

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Style

, 'The Yellow Wallpaper" tells the story of a woman's mental breakdown. Suffering from depression following the birth of her first child, the woman is taken to the country by her physician husband, where she is kept in a room decorated with yellow wallpaper that used to be a nursery. Instructed by her husband not to engage in any intellectual activity and to get total bed rest, the narrator becomes obsessed with the wallpaper until, at the end of the story, she goes insane.

Setting

"The Yellow Wallpaper" takes place in a country house that is located about three miles from the nearest village. Although the house is large and is surrounded by hedges, a garden, and servants' quarters, the narrator notes that the house and Its grounds have fallen into a slight state of disrepair. At the beginning of the story, the narrator is interested in the surrounding scenery...

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