Gender Roles In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins

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“The worst prisons were not constructed of warped steel and stone. They were carved out of expectations and lies, judgement and corruption” (Kelseyleigh Reber). Reber may have felt this way, but she is not alone in this feeling. There are many authors that have this common theme in their stories. Charlotte Perkins demonstrates this in “The Yellow Wallpaper.” She shines a harsh light on the ill reality of society in this time period. There are different kinds of prisons. Gender roles, mental illness, and struggles with identity can all be something that hold people back and hinder their abilities. The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a woman who is treated like she is inferior to her husband, John. He does not think she is smart or
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