Critical Thinking: The Yellow Wallpaper

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Tollie 2 Monica Tollie Mr. Snider English 101-05 01/23/13 Critical Thinking Used to Understand “The Yellow Wallpaper”

I.

Ask questions A. Is John her husband? 1. Is John really a physician? 2. Did John really faint? B. Is Jennie really John's sister? C. Is Mary really a nanny? D. Does she really have a baby? F. Is mansion really “vacation” home? 1. Did her room really used to be a nursery? 2. Is she in an insane asylum? G. The wallpaper 1. Does the wallpaper really grow? 2. Is there really a “creeping” figure behind the pattern? H. Is she crazy?

II.

Define terms and concepts A. Phosphates – “A salt of phosphoric acid” The Marriam-Webster Dictionary B. Delirim Tremens - “Violent delirium with tremors” The Marriam-Webster Dictionary

Tollie 2 C. Florid Arabesque 1. Florid - “Very flowery in style, tinged with red” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 2. Arabesque - “A complex and elaborate decorative design of intertwined lines suggesting flowers, foliage, animals, geometric patterns, ect., used in drawing, painting, low relief, metalwork, etc.” American English Dictionary. D. “Yellow smell” Charlotte Perkins Gillman, “The Yellow Wallpaper 1. “It is not bad—at first, and very gentle, but quite the sublest, most enduring odor I ever met” Charlotte Perkins Gillman, “The Yellow Wallpaper. 2. “hanging over me” The Yellow Wallpaper. 3. “now I am used to it” The Yellow Wallpaper. III. Accept uncertainties A. Not knowing if what she say is real or not. B. Not knowing if the woman in the wall paper is her.

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