Imagery And Symbolism In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

570 Words3 Pages
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a short story that deals with the concepts of gender difference and madness. The narrator in the story is a ‘bad’ and ‘unsuccessful’ woman and is also mentally-ill. Gilman criticizes the mainstream opinions regarding those concepts using symbolism and imagery. Gilman uses imagery and symbolism when describing the windows and the wallpaper, which helps the reader better understand the differences between ‘normal’ people’s outlook and the one of an insane person, such as the narrator. The windows are a symbol of the way most people, according to Gilman, view the world. The windows are transparent and therefor they enable capturing a clear view of the real and physical outside world. They

More about Imagery And Symbolism In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Open Document