Feminism In Charlotte Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper

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In Charlotte Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper", feminism of the 19th century becomes an important topic. During the 1800s women were forced to listen to the male figure in their life which could be either their father or husband. The father would put together the marriage almost like an arraigned marriage. Once the woman was married, she would live with her husband who she had to obey, or she would end up in an insane asylum. The men would say their wives had a mental illness and would just send their wives away. The story reflects the idea of feminism during the 19th century because the main woman character is put into an asylum for depression; however, the room is described to have "the heavy bedstead" and "barred windows" (488). The description
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