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Unformatted text preview: Bhagyashree Tamrakar 02-21-2011 The Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper The woman behind the wallpaper in “The Yellow Wallpaper” represents the women who were restricted of freedom during the 19 th and 20 th century by the men in the society. It is symbolic to the women who have no control over their life, the women who are just viewed as objects in the society. It also represents the restrictions that are put upon a woman by the society that is male dominated, the women trapped by the society in their own rules imposed by the dominant sex. In Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the protagonist is moved away from her family and friends to an ancestral hall so she can rest peacefully. She is said to have nervous condition and needed ample rest as her cure. Her husband persuades her to live in the second floor nursery which is very well ventilated and has a good light source. Even though the room is airy and bright, there is one thing that bothers her, the wallpaper of the room. She thinks that it is hideous and the color of the paper gets into her. Yellow is wallpaper of the room....
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course ENGLISH en 190 at Montgomery.
- Spring '11
- The Yellow Wallpaper, Yellow Wallpaper, Narrator