yellowWallpaper - Pino 1 Roberta Pino Dr. Day English 102...

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Pino 1 Roberta Pino Dr. Day English 102 22 June, 2006 The Setting that Drove the Woman Insane Many People have had something trouble them, so much that they thought they were going to go crazy if they had to look at it for just one minute. Fortunately, they were able to leave that place or situation before they stepped off that familiar ledge and went insane, but what happens when they are not able to leave that place? That is what happened to the main character in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow wallpaper”; the wallpaper and other things inside and outside of her room was too much to deal with. There were also some other factors that led to her going insane: post-partum depression after having a baby and in that time period people didn’t really have knowledge of the human mind. Looking at the annoying and ugly yellow wallpaper for three months did not help in her recovery from post-partum depression also. The setting in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is the main factor that causes the woman in the story to become insane. The time period was a factor in the outcome of the story because back then there
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101-102-21 taught by Professor Benette during the Summer '08 term at New Mexico.

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