The Yellow Wallpaper Symbols & Objects

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Yellow Wallpaper

The yellow wallpaper in the first story of the collection inspires the title and serves as a symbol of the unnamed narrator's mental instability.

Woman Behind Wallpaper

The woman behind the wallpaper further symbolizes the narrator's insanity as it is eventually revealed that this woman is actually the narrator herself.

Welcome House

Mrs. Morrison's refusal to leave Welcome House symbolizes her independent spirit.

Haddleton Rest & Improvement Club

The Haddleton Rest & Improvement Club serves as a symbol of Mrs. Morrison's enterprise to establish financial independence without being forced to marry Mr. Peter Butts.

Cottagette

The cottagette that Malda and Lois rent for the summer symbolizes their pursuit of their artistic dreams instead of the typical womanly duties.

Letters

The confusion of Mr. Marroner placing his letters to his wife and Greta in the wrong envelopes symbolizes his infidelity as this act informs his wife of his...

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