The Yellow Wallpaper is a story that has two sides because in the story the narrator gets crazy. Many people say that she got crazy because she was already crazy, but no there is actually evidence that what got her more crazy was her husband. Throughout the story John rents a creepy house for him and his wife; John wants to help his wife with her mental issues, but instead he puts her in a room that makes her go crazy, as John knows his wife’s mental issue he treats her like a child, and John doesn 't let the narrator do anything not even write her journals, he puts her in a room with a Yellow Wallpaper that makes her see things. Immediately, in the beginning of the story the narrator says that John has rented a house for them special for her
In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Stenson shows how Jane, an already ill woman, begins to become even more psychologically weakened due to solitary confinement. This story signifies how Charlotte Perkins Stenson, herself, was actually subjected to the slow departure of her own mental health. It allows us to view how isolation can inescapably drive a person to a certain breaking point and into a downward spiral that can ultimately end in lunacy. The story starts off sounding sweet and innocent enough. Jane, and her husband, John, are staying in a colonial mansion for a few months in order for her to get well due to an illness.
The women in the wallpaper cannot leave, she is stuck, “Poor thing began to crawl and shake the pattern” (495). The imprisonment of the women in the wallpaper represents the narrator, her confinement in the marriage and house. “I pulled and she shook… and before morning we had peeled off yards of that paper” (495), symbolizing the narrators understanding of her imprisonment and what she had to undergo. By peeling off the wallpaper she symbolizes her freedom. Additionally, at the end of the short story the narrator states, “in spite of you and Jane”.
“The Yellow Wallpaper” a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1892, is both a psychological and feminist piece of literature. It demonstrates oppression, defined as “the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.” The story, written in a form of a journal, is seen through the eyes of a nameless female narrator, who moves with her husband, John, to an estate during the summer to cope with her “hysteria”, eventually leading her to a state of oppression and insanity. The story reflects the confinement and restraint most women during the 1900s felt in marriages and the inferiority women had too men. Throughout the story the narrator’s is suffering from
The story "The yellow wall-paper" briefly described the theme of gender inequality by telling us how did a normal female patient become crazy.In this story, the narrator has to follow the decisions which are all made by his husband, this makes her felt confusing and upset.Her husband has never listened to her ideas because he thinks that she has already had some kind of mental disease.The gender inequality problem and the conflicts come with it directly caused the madness of the narrator. Meanwhile, the conflicts between the narrator and herself, like she always tells herself that “John is professional in curing patients, he must be right”, and also the conflict between her husband and herself, like John often ignores her feelings, both perfectly illustrate the idea of “gender inequality”.Three of the main ideas will
This occurs when Joan is checking the cleaning work of the maids and goes psycho when she moves a pot and it leaves a stain on the floor. She yells at the maid for not doing her job completely. Although she has OCD, it is evident that Ms. Crawford has a little bit of borderline as well. Rathus defines borderline as instability in interpersonal relationships and self-image. We see this disorder within Joan during the movie when she is cutting Greg out of all her pictures.
She believes that Louise is very fragile because of her heart condition. As a result, she gently informs Louise of her husband’s death. When Louise locks herself in her bedroom, Josephine shows concern and worry for Louise because she believes she will make herself ill from extreme grief and keeping to herself. Josephine assumes Louise is highly emotional and distraught is reflective of typical Victorian female views on how women react and feel when faced with tragic news, especially news about the death of a husband. However, Louise contradicts the gender norm of Victorian society as she sits in her room “drinking the elixir of life” rather than grieving for her husband.
Ever since she set foot in the house, she has hated the hideous yellow wallpaper. Then after looking at it for months, she realized there is a women barred inside the yellow wallpaper. She realized the woman inside the wallpaper is herself because she said “I’ve got out at last, “in spite of you and Jane? And I’ve pulled most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!” (320). Although we don’t know who Jane is, but it is most likely the narrator because she freed herself from John and her domestic self.
The Yellow Wallpaper narrator 's perspective on the wallpaper is that the wallpaper is so intriguing as it keeps changing. The lady in the wallpaper is herself being trapped in this house. The yellow wallpaper is yellow because of her depression throughout this story and partially the alcoholic recovery syndrome known as delirium tremens or confusion of trying to live without alcohol as a way to escape life, alcohol can turn things yellow such as teeth even paper but mostly is is a self reflection of her depression of not being able to see her newborn child.. I can 't exactly remember where I read that I can 't find it but I know she says something of a newborn son...
Analyzing John and the narrator’s perspectives throughout the plot brings insight into the cause of the mental problem. The narrator’s illness is caused by control issues, in turn, cause her to seek out a sense of true self. The fact that John ignores his wife’s feelings makes her illness worse. From John’s perspective, keeping his wife in the ugly, scary, barred room seems okay. During the time when the story takes place is a time when men dominated women.