The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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In the short story, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, it shows a story about a woman struggling with depression and suffering. This story helps show readers what silencing women can do to them. Her brother and husband, both are physicians and believe they know what's best for her, which is isolating her and convincing her she is not sick. She is convinced by them even though she does not agree with what they are saying. She tries to reach out to her husband, but convinces her that she needs to rest. Later on in the story, her silence becomes stronger and her sanity becomes weak. This is a huge problem when women are silenced because in the end, she is suffering and loses her sanity. In the beginning of the story, it shows her husband and her brother already silence’s her. They both do this since they are both physicians and do not physically see this illness she has. When she explained to her husband that she feels sick she explained “he does not believe I am sick!” (page 1). Her husband …show more content…

The girl lost her sanity by her husband and everyone else around her shutting down her thoughts and words. The wife seems to find someone trapped in the yellow wallpaper because she explained that a “faint figure seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out.” (page 5). The girl became so obsessed with the wallpaper she believes that this woman “crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over.” (page 7). Furthermore, her husband faints because he is shocked due to seeing her become crazy and she would “creep over him every time.” (page 9). This is engaging that silencing a woman can be mentally challenging and become lonely. Women face many struggles through men being over controlling towards a girl's life. This all comes down to a huge problem in society with women being silenced by men and losing their

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