Symbolism In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins

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The central idea in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins, Is that a person’s environment can lead to insanity. A writing strategy, which develops this idea, is symbolism. In Stenson’s short story, the narrator’s room symbolizes her confinement and being oppressed. An example where the narrator’s room symbolizes confinement is when she describes her room as, “a big airy room… for the windows are barred for little children…” (648). By the narrator describing the windows as barred, it gives off the feeling of being trapped. Furthermore, the bars give off the impression of being in jail, which depicts confinement and even solitary. The fact that she describes the room as big and airy shows how lonely she is because she is alone there. Lastly,
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