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EN 234 Week 6 Quiz

Womens mental health practices in relation to the

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women’s mental health practices in relation to the “treatment” in “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Student Answer: I liked that they brought up Gilmans own illness and stated that she too was treated the same way as the girl in the story and had no results it only made her condition worse. They believed that this is the way many women lived during that time and that many women felt trapped and were not living at all. Them being put in a room and not being able to write made them unable to set themselves free from being trapped and caused them to go more crazy trying to free their minds. They said that after Gilman published "The
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Yellow Wallpaper" they started changing the way they treated patients and Giman was happy that her work was able to make a difference. It is hard to image what these women went through and how they were simply put in a room and told not to write anything down and only to make them worse than before. They said the cure itself was worse than the disease and that instead of treating the woman for a nervous breakdown she was being treated by a nerve doctor. Points Received: 3 of 5 Comments: Numeric Grade:  10 / 15  pts Letter Grade:  Comments: 1. You may have missed one of Fogle's central points. Hawthorne  deliberately left the ending ambiguous because he is simply making us question  whether people may be evil; he is not giving us an answer one way or the other.  2. The article and short story are not actually about slaves but rather those who live in  an unequal society without seeming to question it. The mother (not grandmother), like 
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the younger daughter, lives her own heritage, rather than one adopted from African  roots.  3. The critics were not really indicating that many women were literally told not to write  but instead were kept from doing work that would help them focus on external things.
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