The yellow wallpaper presentation

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Gastelle 1 Bryan Gastelle Symbolism in “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent nonfiction, short story, and novelist writer. She lived from July 3 rd 1860 to August 17 th 1935. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is based on her own bout with mental illness and the misinformed treatment that she received for it. She suffered from depression all of her life. She married twice, she divorced her first husband and her second husband died. Shortly after her husband died, she was diagnosed with inoperable breast cancer and later committed suicide by inhaling chloroform. One of the most dramatic aspects of Gilman’s work is the symbolism that she uses. It is easily seen upon reading “The Yellow Wallpaper” that Gilman had a message for her readers. “The Yellow Wallpaper” was meant to speak against the position that women were forced into at the time. A major symbol of this concept in the story was the women behind the wallpaper trying to escape. Gilman went on to write that there were bright spots in the wallpaper as well as
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Price during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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