the yellow wallpaper - Mohamed1 Tania Mohamed Miss Fanelli AP English Literature and Composition 23 May 2011 Symbolisms of the Yellow Wallpaper The

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Mohamed1Tania MohamedMiss FanelliAP English Literature and Composition23 May 2011Symbolisms of the Yellow WallpaperThe Yellow Wallpaperby Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells a story of a woman’s progressive insanity. Her physician husband forbids her from doing any activity, including writing, as a treatment for her mental illness. However, her condition worsens as she becomes delusional. The wallpaper serves as the focal point of the room, and also the story. It symbolizes female and patient subordination.The wallpaper is a symbol of the domestic life that traps many women. At first the narrator is disgusted by it. “The color is repellent, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight” (Gilman 2). She gradually grows fond of it and becomes obsessive in trying to figure out the pattern. The analysis of the wallpaper serves more than just entertainment for the narrator; for once, it gives her control. She is determined to
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