Patterns Of Women In Charlotte Gilman's The Yellow Wall

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In Charlotte Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper, it’s not a coincidence that the woman feels like she is trapped behind a pattern. The pattern of being a woman in the 19th Century. Women's lives were supposed to follow a strict trajectory. Women received the bare minimum in education, got married, had babies, kept house. Their daughters did the exact same thing. Their granddaughter did the exact same thing. A pattern that became hideous and monotonous. In the initial parts of the short story, the male characters have strong influence and power over the lives of women. John’s decision to confine the narrator agrees with what other men think. For example, when the narrator says, “my brother is also a physician, and also of high standing, and he says

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