In some instances, the woman has to deal with postpartum depression. This was true for the narrator in “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The narrator states, “It is fortunate Mary is so good with the baby. Such a dear baby! And yet I cannot be with him, it makes me so nervous.” (Gilman 77). The narrator is currently unable to take care of her own child, one of her main responsibilities in life, because of her postpartum depression.
As the narrator became manic, the setting becomes with manic along with her. She at first describes the wallpaper that she becomes obsessed with as just a patch on the wall that bothers her. A little bit later in the story the reader finds out that the narrator has become obsessed with patch of wallpaper. The wallpaper, in particular, symbolizes many different things and is one of the main points of the narrator’s focus. There are also many more elements of the setting that symbolize something in the story.
Counter-transference can have negative affects on a patient’s therapy progress because the therapist’s thoughts and feelings begin to obscure the patient’s thoughts and feelings. One example of counter-transference that I notice quite frequently in clinical is when nurses will talk badly about patient’s during report or in nursing notes on the patient’s chart. It is a common way that I see nurses transfer their feelings back onto the patient. On my second week of clinical, I had a patient on the telemetry who had rough night sleeping. I had read in the chart notes that the patient complained all night about not getting any sleep and that everyone kept coming in and wanted to be left alone.
The woman slowly changes throughout the story. She begins as a depressed but is still sane and able to discern why she becomes upset. “I get unreasonably angry with John sometimes. I’m sure I never used to be so sensitive. I think it is due to this nervous condition.” (para.
Moreover, they see her as some type of monster or a pathetic excuse for a person. When in actuality she is just someone who may be struggling with a mental illness, or one that was created for her. Kaysen has to deal with the stigma that exists within the outside world for the rest of her life because of her premature institutionalization by her doctor. This was a way for her family to use the medical system against Susanna and throw her into a hospital to try to turn her into a woman that they approve
Throughout the story we can see how her shadow is slowly encaging her and also how her environment is nurturing her rising shadow. From the very introduction of the story we are told that her husband thinks that she is suffering from neurasthenia while she considers herself to be completely fine but because of her husband/physician she has to do whatever he prescribes. She is confined in a room which she doesn’t like but is compelled to live in as she says, “he said he came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I
The story doesn’t tell much of Terri’s past, but i’m going to assume that my colleague’s information is partially correct. So she grew up with issues at the home and her mental state was affected by it. But even after she got out of her physically abusive relationship she found herself in yet another one, but this partner is verbally abusing her. Mel constantly belittles her and tells to “‘just shut up for once in you life, will you do me a favor and do that for a minute?’”(510). This shows how her mind subconsciously chooses the more aggressive men, possibly resembling her
(82) In this quotation, Cat reveals to the reader that she believes she was one of the reasons Patrick was in a coma. By distancing herself away from Patrick rather than standing up for him, she allowed the bullying to get worse and worse up to the point it is at now, with her former best friend lying in what seems to be an endless sleep in the hospital. Through this quotation, Myracle is trying to express her message to bystanders. She is trying to tell them that when you see it, stop it, or else you’ll be feeling the guilt in the end when someone ends up seriously hurt or maybe even dead. Myracle also targets the theme of blinding oneself from bad things towards the victims of bullying.
Traditionally, women were described in a sense that is dominated by men in literary works. However, Charlotte Perkins Gilman connected the social phenomenon in that time with her personal experience to create a fictional narrative about feminist “The Yellow Wall-paper” which is about an unnamed woman who has postpartum depression and is sent to a house by her husband in order to cue her mental illness, and finally gets mad because of her self-centred and dominating husband. The narrator, a nameless woman in order to symbolize any wife, mother, or woman, is oppressed and clearly represents the significant influence from the oppression of women. Gilman uses symbolism to portray the narrator’s self-expression and the oppression she suffers in the society in the nineteenth century. In most cases, house is a symbol of security ordinarily, a cozy place where women are in a position to express their ideas and thoughts.
During the nineteenth century, there were many stereotypes of what was expected from women. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” Gilman composes the story of a woman who suffers from postpartum depression and finds and infatuation with a wall covered with yellow wallpaper. Seeing that Gilman herself has experienced this form of mental illness, we can analyze the context of the text and see the reflection of her own life through “The Yellow Wallpaper.” “The Yellow Wallpaper” begins with two characters, John and his wife, whose name is never revealed. The woman has recently had a baby and is showing signs of postpartum depression. John, her husband, who is a physician, tells their friends and family that she only has temporary nervous depression.