Postpartum Depression In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The Yellow Wallpaper The story “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, talks about a woman suffering from postpartum depression. The woman knows that she suffers from being depressed but her husband doesn’t believe her. Her husband is a physician, and she says that all she needs is to rest and just stay in a room. Her husband and her go away, and her husband traps her in a room all day, and all she does is just stare at the wall. Everybody knows that somebody that suffers from depression needs to get out of their room. They need to be surrounded by people they love and with things they enjoy. Her husband never let her talk about the way she felt so she went crazy and started seeing things on the yellow wallpaper. She hates the room that he puts her in because the wallpaper is ripped into shreds and the color is ugly. The woman in the story says,” I don’t like our room a bit,” (Gilman 153) “No wonder the children hated it!” (Gilman 154). Her husband says she can’t see anybody till she gets better, so he is trying to spend up her recovery. On the 4th of July, her mother, Nellie, and the children came to see her, and she felt so tired and exhausted afterward even though she didn’t do anything. She feels chained down to her bed and while she looks at the wallpaper she says, “And it is like a woman stopping …show more content…

Whenever he commented that she is only getting better physically and not mentally he says,” I beg of you, for my sake and for our child’s sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind!” (Gilman 162). This shows that all he cares about is getting back to the child and not how she is doing. She feels so isolated in the bedroom and wants to stay in other rooms, but he won’t let her. She said that the windows have bars on them, and this shows how she feels locked up and

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