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Mackenzie Cope Cope 1 March 19, 2008 Informal Response #2 In Charlotte Gillman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator is confined to a dreary room in a depressing house. The barred windows and peeling wallpaper stare back at her through her empty days and lonely nights. Her husband acts as thought his wife is nothing more than a child. As he “treats” her mental instability, she slips further and further into her depression and insanity, slowly losing touch with the world that she is being held captive from. The short story is based on the life of the author during the time of her depression, and during the struggle for woman’s rights. As an activist in the first wave of the woman’s movement, Gillman spoke out against the injustice placed on woman during her life, and her passion is present in “The Yellow Wallpaper”. The couple rented an “ancestral hall” for the summer, a “colonial mansion” and even alludes to being a “haunted house”. Through Gillman’s eerie description of the home the readers gets a feeling of
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENG 105 taught by Professor Romano during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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