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Unformatted text preview: The narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is taken to an old mansion in attempt to cure her nervous depression and hysterical tendency by her husband Johns doctoring. With every hour of her day scheduled out, he thinks she ought to get better. From her limited journal entries, the narrator describes how the wallpaper in her bedroom torments her, but by the end of the story, she becomes obsessed with understanding the pattern of the paper. Thus leading to her insanity. The wallpaper descriptions show a change in how the narrator views her condition and cure When the narrator and her husband John first come to stay at the mansion, her description of the wallpaper reveals that she notices only what society tells her she needs to change in order to be well. The narrators diagnosis of having a temporary nervous depression with a slight hysterical tendency is expressed in the wallpaper as making the narrator feel inadequate to perform the duties of a wife. Like the wallpaper her eccentric narrator feel inadequate to perform the duties of a wife....
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2008 for the course CHEN 1000 taught by Professor Degrazia,j during the Spring '04 term at Colorado.
- Spring '04
- The Yellow Wallpaper, Yellow Wallpaper, Narrator, John