Imagery And Symbolism In The Yellow Wallpaper

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Danielle Moiren English 102 BM 40 Courtney Scott 10 October 2016 How Authors Portray Themes Outline The Relationship Between Imagery and Symbolism in “The Yellow Wallpaper” Outline Thesis Statement: In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses imagery and symbolism to establish the theme, that it represents sanity and mental illness and the sense of entrapment, the notion of Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s creativity in her writing gone astray, and a disturbance that becomes an obsession. I. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the author uses various literary devices to express the themes in the story. Such as the nursery, this represents her sanity, and the doctor that had treated her mental illness, and wouldn’t let her write. Whereas the…show more content…
That she is suffering from these feelings of postpartum depression after having her daughter. It seems to be the latter, as the narrator remarks on her unhappiness and ties it to her husband’s treatment of her. 2. Gilman has stated,” how he laughs at her, of course, but no one expects that.”(Gilman 473). This enhances her depression which forced him to make her leave to the colonial mansion with Dr. S. Weir Mitchell. B. The overall effect of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” just enhance the theme even more than what it already was. C. How she wrote just to spite her husband and the doctor, who confined her to a dank and dark place and worsened her depression even more than what it already, was. 1. She wrote as a way to express her emotions about being locked up, and about her husband and the doctor. 2. Her symbolisms in the story is the house, the doctor the ugly yellow wallpaper in the nursery, and herself. D. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses imagery and symbolism to establish the theme, that it represents sanity and mental illness and the sense of entrapment, the notion of Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s creativity in her writing gone astray, and a disturbance that becomes an

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