The Effects Of Mental Health Issues In The Yellow Wallpaper

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Charlotte Gilman 's had a horrible childhood. Growing up she spent several years doing many jobs to support herself. She married and shortly after she has periods where she was severely depressed. Her husband then sent her to a doctor who told her to “live as domestic a life as . . . possible, to ‘have but two hours intellectual life a day, and never to touch pen, brush, or pencil as long as she lived.”(307) She went on the prescribed treatment for 3 months. During the time of treatment she came close to mortal ruin. Charlotte 's plot for “The Yellow Wallpaper.” shows the effects of mental health issues on a person if they aren 't treated properly. It continue to grow and get worse even in a short time period, such as three months. The exposition starts with the narrator and John, her husband, going to a house they rented for the summer. They are going to the summer home because the narrator is sick. Today we know that she had post maternal depression. John and brother are both physicians and believe that she 's not sick.…show more content…
John shows up at the door and the resolution begins. ‘“How he does call and pond”’(320). When the door doesn 't open John then calls for an ax to cut the door down. The narrator not wanting the door to be cut down tells John the key is in the yard under a plantain leaf. “The Yellow Wallpaper” concludes with John unlocking the door and seeing his wife creeping around the room. John then faints because he realizes that his wife has completely lost her mind. The narrator continues to creep along her path by the wall. ‘“ Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall so that I had to creep over him every time”’(320). The plot of "The Yellow Wallpaper." show that the longer this woman is trapped in this room the worse her condition becomes. Her depression slowly evolves into a personality disorder. If she would 've been able to leave the house and walk around, write and see her baby she could 've
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