The Yellow Wallpaper Theme Essay

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Halie Boyd The Yellow Wallpaper Theme Essay The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman focuses mainly on womens rights. In the early 1900 's women could not think for themselves, were controlled constantly by men and had no right to thrive for an education. Women in the late 1800 's and early 1900 's had no choice to fend or think for themselves. "Person)ally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and changed, would do me good" (Gilman 648). This excerpt from the The Yellow Wallpaper is highly significant to womens rights because the main character, Jane, knows what could possibly be best for herself, but her husband and brother who physicians suggest bed rest and lots of air, often know as the "Rest Cure". The Rest Cure…show more content…
Lastly, women had no right to an education. "I did write for a while in spite of them" (Gilman 648). This sentence that Gilman included in her short story is the most signficant mainly because Jane was told not to write or express her feelings in anyway, often like women who had been put on the Rest Cure themselves. This excerpt is the realization that women really had no freedom. That women absolutely could not be themselves. How is being locked up and put away till "happiness" comes your way the answer and cure for depression, which is a major mental illness that is to not be played around with. Women in this era often wanted the freedom to follow their own desires and education was one of them. Women wanted to smart and educated like men, women wanted big roles in the houseold like supporting their family and making an income for their families, but yet again since women were often put on as too weak to handle a mans a job, they had no right to do so. In conclusion, women in the Realism Era (1865-1910) could not think for themselves, were controlled by men and had no right for an education. These 3 examples were the reason women rights were so pushed upon. Women fought for their freedom speak out and still are. We have came a long way, but so had all race and gender
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