WPQ 5 - Kevin Pintauro February 19, 2008 WPQ 5 121 S 06 Who...

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Kevin Pintauro February 19, 2008 WPQ 5 121 S 06 Who is the woman behind the yellow wallpaper, who looks out through its bars at the narrator as she sleeps? Why does she creep about the yard and garden at night? What evidence from the text supports your claim? The woman behind the wallpaper is really the subconscious of the narrator herself. The woman represents everything that the narrator wishes she could do herself, but cannot because of the restrictions of the social role of woman during her time. The woman’s “creeping” is not so much creeping as it is a temporary escape from undesired lifestyle which she lives everyday like a prisoner that is allowed a temporary recess from their jail cell. But the narrator’s cell has no real bars like the prisoner or the woman in the wallpaper. Her boundary is her environment and her guard is her husband, “There comes John, and I must put this away – he hates to have me write a word.” She must do certain things that the guard does not approve of in secret like write and be in the garden. What is the nature of Mrs. Mallard's "heart trouble," and why would the author mention it
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 121 taught by Professor Fajardo-acosta during the Spring '08 term at Creighton.

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