The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story that portrays the experience of a woman with a nervous disorder who is prescribed the "rest cure." She is confined to a room with yellow wallpaper and becomes increasingly obsessed with it. As she descends into madness, she begins to see a woman trapped behind the wallpaper and attempts to free her by tearing it off the walls. The story is a commentary on the oppression of women in Victorian society and the damaging effects of patriarchal power dynamics. The protagonist's husband is depicted as controlling and indifferent to her suffering. He dismisses her concerns and belittles her, treating her like a child. The woman's entrapment in the room with the yellow wallpaper becomes

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