The Yellow Wallpaper

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Throughout life there may be somethings that may make a person seem as they are going insane. In the story “The Yellow-Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman the narrator is staying in a summer house with her husband, John. She is going through a nervous condition which is keeping her from working until she is well enough to do so. John takes diligent care of her as she is going through her illness and makes sure she is well taken care of. The room her and her husband are staying in, in the summer home, has yellow wallpaper. This yellow wallpaper seems to have a big effect on the narrator as she starts seeing a woman behind the wall. She only sees the women in the daylight doing odd things. At the end of the story the women behind the yellow wallpaper has got to her and makes her go crazy. She tears the wallpaper off to let the women out and makes her husband faint. In “The Yellow Wall-paper” the women suffers from anxiety, hallucination, and depression which causes her to go insane.
The narrator has a severe case of anxiety.
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The narrator describes the women as doing weird things like creeping around everywhere but only in the daylight, and she is the only one in the house who is seeing this. She also starts seeing multiple faces behind the yellow wall paper and says that the patterns in the paper move. The yellowness and the smell of the wallpaper begins to make her think of everything yellow she has ever saw before. The narrator mentions, “I thought seriously of burning the house-to reach the smell” (1678). Gilman lets the reader know the women behind the wallpaper is her when she refers to the women as “I” at the end. She starts creeping around the way she sees the women doing and makes John pass out because she has gone insane. She says in the story that the women behind the wallpaper wants to get out and is why she ends up tearing the wallpaper off the

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