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The Yellow Wallpaper

Date Submitted: 12/10/2003 23:31:30
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 3 pages (688 words)
Trap of the Mind The story entitled “The Yellow Wallpaper” by author Charlotte Perkins Gilman shows one-woman’s struggle with mental illness to the point of insanity. The narrator appears to believe she is living in a colonial mansion. However based on the descriptions given throughout the story it appears she is in fact in an asylum. The main character is thrust into the story as the narrator as she tries to make sense of …
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…if they all come out of the wallpaper as I did?” Of course, the narrator is speaking of the other figures of women she had seen in the wallpaper. In conclusion, the examples of the narrator’s mental state, the people represented by the woman she sees around the grounds in various places, description of the room and finally the manner in which John spoke to Jennie at times suggest she is in an asylum.
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