Fiction Essay

Fiction Essay - Grant Thomas Fiction Essay #3 Charlotte...

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Grant Thomas Fiction Essay #3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” is about a woman who is slowly being driven insane. The narrator from the Yellow Wallpaper is never made clear, and the lady has been ordered by her doctor to stay in bed to see if that can cure her from going insane. Through the story the woman tries to convince her that her husband that the treatment is not working and that she is getting worse. However, her husband refuses to listen. The experiences of the narrator in this story are very similar to Gilman’s own life, and reflect her frustration following the birth of her first child when she was ordered not to write or engage in any creative endeavor. Using symbolism and figurative language, Gilman artfully describes the feelings of a woman who is losing her grip on reality, and has no means of escape. She as thinks about her condition a lot and she wonders if her husband is worried more about the world than her own condition. Her husband tells her all of the time that the worst thing
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course ENG 1102 taught by Professor Wheeler during the Spring '08 term at Highlands GA.

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