One such account of such morbidity towards "The Yellow Wallpaper" comes from an anonymous doctor who in an 1892 letter stated that such morbidity in a short story should be censured, as well as Horace Scudder who wrote a letter to Gilman which exclaimed how miserable this story has made him and how he had no choice but to not publish her story. And with that the similarities cease. Peritz writes about the relationship between Jane and her husband John, stating that John all to calmingly tells Jane repeatedly that's she is well and all she needs is nice long rest, moderate exercise, and healthy eating. This introduces the idea that John not only being the "man" in the marriage, as well as a doctor, believes he knows best and will control the situation as a result. With this, it leaves Jane feeling as if she is locked "behind bars," as well as contributing to the other imaginary "symbols."
On the other end of the spectrum Shumaker argues that "the Yellow Wallpaper" is simple archiving the slow decent into psychosis.... [continues]
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