The Yellow Wallpaper

4 April 2015
This paper critically analyzes Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper

The following paper critiques ?The Yellow Wallpaper? under both a feminist light as well as a psychoanalytical light. It has been called an important feminist essay, as well as a ?Poe-esque? horror story. This essay puts particular focus on recent examination of the story that seems to have begun in the early 1970?s, the dawn of the ?women?s movement.?
From the paper:

?Even in the beginning of the story, the narrator understands and admits on ?dead paper? that ?perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster.? John describes his wife?s condition as ?temporary nervous depression ? a slight hysterical tendency.? The narrator explains, ?John does not know how much I really suffer. He knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him.? And as early as the first page of this story, the narrator admits, ?You see he does not believe I am sick!?

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