response essay to Charlotte Perkins The Yellow Wallpaper

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Kayla Murphy 9/7/11 Wilder- English 3610 Response Essay 1 In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” the reader is immediately struck by the first person narrative. The first person perspective succeeds in providing a direct window into the mind and emotions of the narrator. As the narrator’s mental health rapidly deteriorates, this window is both beneficial and detrimental. A character with mental health issues such as the narrator could be exceedingly difficult to comprehend from a third-person perspective. Access directly into the narrator’s mind provides a great deal of clarity for readers. However, this access proves to be a double-edged sword. A narrator with a diminishing grip on reality cannot be reliable. Therefore, nearly every word of the narrator’s account must be questioned. As the mental health of the narrator deteriorates, the separation between the narrator as the subject and the yellow wall-paper as the object dissipates. Eventually the narrator believes
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