The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story set in the 1890s about a female narrator who struggles with postpartum depression. She moves into a home for the summer with her husband, John. Since she has this sickness, John forbids her from doing any sort of activities other than some houes work. If she was doing anything, her husband would want her to rest to help with her illness. This was a common "cure" known at the rest cure back then.
Marshal Brooks Simmons Book Review 1 September 29, 2016 Kensinger: ENG A213 A Book Review of Sherwin Nuland: The Doctors’ Plague Written by Marshal Brooks Simmons In the book The Doctor’s plague, author Sherwin Nuland writes about a physician assistant in the 1840’s figured about germ theory after a long line of unexplained and misdiagnosed deaths of pregnant women and his friend. Ignac Semmelweis practiced at Allgemeine Krankenhaus where he found that puerperal fever was transmitted from doctors coming from preforming autopsies to women in labor. He was able to prove that the doctors had trace amounts of the previous dead patients on their hands.
I tried to help her back onto her pillows but she pushed me away and shook her head”” (69). This quote is showing growth with Mattie’s maturity since the beginning of the novel. It also is showing that even though Mother is violently ill, she wants Mattie to leave so she would not become infected, Mattie still stays with her mother for the night to help her through the awful sickness. Many people thought in 1793, the fever was contagious from person to person. We know today, that mosquitoes transmit the disease to humans, not human to human.
In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator is suffering from postpartum depression. The narrator 's husband John, who also happens to be her physician, prescribes the rest cure to help lift his wife of her depressive state and ultimately heal her depression. However, the rest cure does not allow the narrator to experience any mental stimulation. Therefore, to manage her boredom the narrator begins obsessing over the pattern of the yellow wallpaper. After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars.
(MIP-3) After reading this book the author has taught me that PTSD is a serious real world issue. (SIP-A) The change in Najmah’s behavior showed me what it is like to have PTSD as a child. (STEWE-1) Akhtar and Khalida are helping Najmah, but she is still in shock from the bombing.
Overtime, Jane begins to obsess over the wall and its features. She mentions, “The patterns, the yellow, the slight coat of dust, and the roughness of the yellow wallpaper.” Jane becomes completely infatuated. She begins to spend all of her time touching, watching, and talking about the wall. Jane once hated the wallpaper.
Including certain time periods like: The Plague which helped the europeans improve medication to be able to heal people. I learned great deal of interesting facts during this essay. During the Elizabethan time period people mostly believed in spiritual healing and not drugs. I enjoyed learning about spiritual healers and how people were treated during the plague. Not only did people suffer from the symptoms of the plague,but they also suffered from being split from their family and friends.
(97). To explain, the comparison of May’s wall to the Wailing Wall displays her magnified sensitivity to pain unconnected to her personal life. After the death of her twin, May experienced the sorrows of others more intensely, as if they were her own. At the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, it is a tradition to place a note containing prayers in the wall. Replicating the tradition, May adopted this method of coping with her suffering.
The speaker, along with millions of other new mothers, suffers from the illness and have had no way of expressing their emotions without being ridiculed for what they are feeling until recently when it has become more researched and accepted as an illness and not as
Patronized Depression Could it be that the cause of sin and madness is due to the limitation of the human mind? In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the story of a young women who tends to distract herself by trying to free the lady inside the wall. However, this figure might not only be the thing Jane or the narrator might want to free, as she is clinically depressed, and is constantly being patronized by John her husband, who seems to limit Jane’s interaction with other people and her personal diary. The Yellow wallpaper is seen as a way to escape her depression. In this story the role of Jane is limited due to her “Condition,” and her ability to express herself.
Postpartum Depression Created a Human Activist Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine.
On March 30, 1842 he successfully removed a tumor from James Venable under sulfuric-ether. James woke up in a little discomfort, and no memory of the surgery. However, he did not publish his findings in writing. He also was a surgeon during the Civil War to both sides in Athens, Georgia. In 1846, Dr. William Morton was wrongly credited of being the first person to have used sulfuric-ether as a sedative for surgery.
Saxon later asserts that “It remains to be determined whether integrated treatment for pain and substance abuse would improve outcomes for active troops and veterans who have both problems.” (Andrew J. Saxon, “Returning Veterans with Addictions”). This indicates that treatment might even worsen the addictions of returning combat veterans. This is a valuable point because it means that trying solve substance abuse within returning veterans is like a gamble, some might escape but more likely, it’ll only worsen the already horrible situation that combat veterans are in. Returning combat veteran might be able to escape substance abuse with proper treatment but it is more likely that they will only end up in a worse situation than
This debilitating disease affects extended family members too. This can be husbands, siblings and even extended family as mentioned before. Research shows that postpartum depression impacts the new born baby and the new born baby is at an increased risk for having behavioral problems and developmental delays due to the neglect of care (Thompson & Fox, 2010). This scholarly research paper will examine the ways in which postpartum depression and anxiety affects the mother to baby relationship and how health care professionals can use nursing interventions towards the treatment of postpartum depression to promote an optimal post pregnancy lifestyle. Postpartum depression and anxiety levels have serious effects on the mother’s lifestyle which then causes serious effects for the newborn.
Kinsella was accused of poisoning her son with a mix of medications. She was charged with first-degree assault and child endangerment. Authorities pointed to Munchausen syndrome by proxy for Kinsella 's reason for intentionally giving her son the medication that made him sick. The mental illness is described as: "A person that acts as if an individual he