Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

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A World of External Silence with an Audible Mind As someone who personally struggled with mental illness, author Shannon L. Alder quotes, “Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.” People may recall when they have been rejected by close acquaintances, but the true, shocking memories are those of rejection from friends and family. These issues strike the most in people because they try to live a fulfilling life to please friends and family, while inside, they are the ones suffering. A society that is split between equality and destruction leads to a deranged world in themselves. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator shares a common connection, one of entrapment and disillusionment,…show more content…
As the mirror views the empty room, the woman meditates on the wall across that is so familiar, due to remaining in the same place for too long, that she describes it as “part of my heart” (Plath, 1961). The woman has been through the uneventful years and sees her reflection as an old woman growing older who has “drowned a young girl in the mirror” (Plath, 1961). As each, the narrator and the woman in “Mirror”, have been trapped in themselves, the main stage they encounter is a disillusionment of…show more content…
Feeling excluded by society and loved ones would obviously lead to a downfall even in a small way. Both the woman and the narrator see themselves as a disruption to others lives and they concluded they are not worthy of living a satisfactory life. Although Plath and Gilman both committed suicide, their legacies live with their stories and continue to analyze the truth behind mental illness and the obligation to show its importance in the past and present
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