Wharton said that love and death are just two safe places for women. Lily agrees with this theory, she is troubled by her debt and financial situation, and is surrounded by a loveless marriage. Love or death seems to be the only possibility of redemption. In the second volume, Lily finds that she can choose love, marry Selden to find happiness without wealth, or she will find rest in the end of death. Lily’s obsession with wealth and luxury continues to prevent her from accepting Selden’s love. Her only choice is to stay dead. Marriage is the responsibility of women living in New York in the 19th century. The question for Lily is that marry for love, or marry for money? The yellow wallpaper illustrates that the middle-class marriage of the nineteenth century is that women are still second-class citizens. The story shows that the gender division is the role of women in a state of ignorance and prevent their full development. John's extraordinary wisdom and maturity mislead him and ruled his wife in the name of "helping" her. Even the smallest details of her life, the narrator has no voice, she returned to her fantasy, this is the only place where she can retain some control and exercise her spiritual strength.