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The Yellow Wallpaper: The Wallpaper Replies

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Was pretty weird and creepy, but good at the same time. The way the yellow wallpaper was described, I felt like I was in that room with her. I wonder though if anyone else saw what she saw? ( )
  SLevasse | Mar 20, 2018 |
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Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman (Jane) whose physician husband (John) has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency," a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house. The story depicts the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental health and her descent into psychosis. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper.

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