The Yellow Wallpaper pt 1.pdf - Genesis Correa LIT 260 Professor Mills March 6 2019 The Yellow Wallpaper The yellow wallpaper is a short story about a

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Genesis Correa LIT 260 Professor Mills March 6, 2019 The Yellow Wallpaper The yellow wallpaper is a short story about a woman, the narrator, who suffers from hysteria after giving birth to a baby. Her husband, John a physician, who diagnosed her with hysteria. He told her she had to take rest and couldn’t do no work including writing. As I read the short story I noticed how everyone is distant from her and she seemed to be lonely in her estate. The only form of entertainment she had was writing and it had to be secretly because her husband doesn’t want her to write. When writing she would express her feelings as if speaking with someone. When she moved into her new estate John made her sleep in a room with a yellow wallpaper. She did not like the wallpaper and she expresses her hatred through writing. As the narrator notes in her diary, “at first he meant to repaper the room, but afterwards he said that I was letting it get the better of me, and that nothing was worse for a nervous patient than to give way to such fancies” (649). John wouldn’t listen to what the narrator had to say to him. Because John is a physician and he thinks that everything he says towards her health is correct. She liked the rooms downstairs more than the one with the yellow paper, “but John would not hear of it” (648). The narrator writes, “the color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing” (653). Her hatred towards the yellow wallpaper is shown by
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the fact she writes the words hideous, Unreliable, infuriating, and torturing. Strong words she wouldn’t mention to John when talking about the room.
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