Literary Analysis Of The Yellow Wallpaper

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Throughout the whole semester we have read novels and poems in which characters were escaping the reality by creating the imaginary world. Each character has a different story and a different reason to do that. In the novel “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman, the main character, who is also the narrator of the story, is a young woman, who 's suffering from what in modern days is known as postpartum depression but back than was diagnosed as hysteria. Due to her illness her husband John, who is a physician, moves the whole family to a colonial mansion, and lock her up in what might have been an attic and described by her “big airy room (…) , with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore.”1 Because of the fact she is locked in the room, and her husband busy with work, is gone all day, she has not much to do and after getting bored of looking through the window she starts to discover the wallpaper. The further we get to the novel, the more often the descriptions of the wallpaper appear, and they get more detailed – she becomes obsessed with it “I 'm getting really fond of the room in spite of the wallpaper. Perhaps because of the wallpaper. It dwells in my mind so ! “2. When we meet the main character she seems like a regular person, she has some mental problems, but she 's trying to do her best, to recover and be able to reconnect with her child. Due to her loneliness and boredom, she is starting to get obsessed with the wallpaper covering the walls in
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