The Yellow Wallpaper Criticism

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Shamel Thomas ENC1102 – Freshman Composition II Instructor: Robert McWhorter 18April 2017 Assignment Name: (Final Research Paper) # words () The Yellow Wallpaper and Feminist Criticism Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a very effective writer in the beginning of the 19th Century. Gilman was an outspoken feminist and fought for women all her life. Gilman suffered from postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter. Gilman was treated by a well-known physician Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell with the so-called rest cure treatment, which meant that the patient had to stay in the bed for a long time doing nothing. The rest cure treatment is a treatment of hysteria, and nervous illnesses. During Gilman time women rights was…show more content…
As in the case of Gilman, women were limited to the set guidelines that men determined. Women are constrained to accept these boundaries and remain in place. “If anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made in True womanhood, he was dammed immediately as the enemy of God, of civilization, and of the Republic” (Welter 372). Beyond the yellow wallpaper, women truly ignored the corrupted power than men had over women, eluded their confinement, and created for themselves a new intelligent role, one that included access into the…show more content… yellow-wallpaper-771290. Accessed 23 Mar. 2017. Shmoop Editoria team. “The Woman in the Wallpaper in The Yellow Wallpaper.” Shmoop.Shmoop University. 11 Nov. 2008., Accessed 23 Mar. 2017. Ginzberg, Lori D. "Two Paths to Women 's Equality: Temperance, Suffrage, and the Origins of Modern Feminism." The Women 's Review of Books, Dec. 1995, p. 21+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 27 Mar. 2017. Lipman-Blumen, Jean. “Connective Leadership: Female Leadership Styles in the 21st-Century Workplace.” Sociological Perspectives, vol. 35, no. 1, 1992, pp. 183–203., Papke, Mary E. Verging on the Abyss: The Social Fiction of Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Print. Welter, Barbara. “The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860.” American Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 2, 1966, pp. 151–174., Mitchell, Weir S. “Wear and Tear, or Hints for the Overworked. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “The Yello Wallpaper. “Ed. Dale M. Bauer. Boston: Belford Books, 1998.
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