The Yellow Walpaper

Pages: 2 (267 words) / Published: Feb 19th, 2014
The Yellow Wallpaper Interpretation Response Assignment

Supporting the claim that the house and the room in which the narrator is living are in fact sinister spaces with bad histories, and therefore the narrator is truly in danger.
1. "the windows are barred for little children" (pg 419)
2. "and there are rings and things in the walls." (pg 419)
3. "and then that gate at the head of the stairs" (pg 420)
4. "There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down." (pg 421)
5. "I never saw such ravages as the children have made here." (pg 421)
6. "The wallpaper, as I said before, is torn off in spots" (pg 421)
7. "Then the floor is scratched and gouged and splintered, the plaster itself is dug out here and there, and this great heavy bed which is all we found in the room, looks as if it had been through the wars."(pg 421)
8. "I lie here on this great immovable bed- it is nailed down, I believe-" (pg 422)
9. "But there is something else about that paper- the smell!" (pg 426)
10. "There is a very funny mark on the wall, low down, near the mopboard. A streak that runs round the room. It goes behind every piece of furniture, except the bed, a long straight, even smooch, as if it had been rubbed over and over." (pg 427)
11. "How those children did tear about here! This bedstead is fairly gnawed!" (pg 429)
12. "But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way. (pg 429)

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