Imagery In The Yellow Wallpaper

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman also known as the narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper uses imagery in this book. As a women in the 1980’s many women had very to little power or approbation to the society. During this time many women were noted to have an illness known as ¨Nervous Disorders¨, which is mentioned in the book by the narrator. Gilmans purpose of The Yellow Wallpaper was to free women from fostering their intelligence, emotional growth, and domestic servitude during this era of struggling women. Some use of Imagery from the text was when she talks about how as a child, she would rather be focused and fascinated by interesting things such as wallpaper and compared to how she was like a child playing with toys. Another use of imagery in the text is when she says,¨there is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down¨. The narrator also known as the women in the book is suffering from an illness known as postpartum depression, and is told by her husband john…show more content…
As the narrator tells her story we visualize from her perspective of life back in the 1900’s , the women in the book changes dramatically from the first time we meet each other well every other character stays the same. If this short story were to be told by another character it would not be as real and understanding to the book this reason being said the narrator has more of a connection to the book because of how women were treated during this time. If a person with no connection to this time and with no experience to the women society in the 1900’s would have written about a woman who sits in a chair all day staring at the yellow wallpaper then goes mad for no reason. Only from the narrator 's perspective can we only see the truth, not madness, but
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