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    between Charlotte Perkins Gilman ’s Experiences and Her Short Story "The Yellow Wallpaper" 6 4.1 Comparison of Fictional Characters with Authentic Persons 6 4.1.1 The Narrator Compared with Charlotte Perkins Gilman 6 4.2.2 John Compared with S. Weir Mitchell 7 4.2 Images and Stylistic Means Used to Emphasize the Author ’s Intention 8 4.2.1 The Function of Madness 9 4.2.2 The Wallpaper 9 4.3.3 The Final Scene 11 5. Conclusion 12 6. Bibliography 14 1. Introduction Literature‚ an art of expressing

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    first she sounds level headed and sensible‚ however‚ as the story progresses; she began to succumb further into the idea that she just needs more rest and seclusion. According to Wikipedia‚ the cure as well as its name were created by doctor Silas Weir Mitchell‚ and it was almost always prescribed to women‚ many of whom were suffering from depression; especially postpartum depression which can relate to the women in the story because she has a baby but she feels as though she cannot take care of him

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    results of the typical "rest cure" prescribed during that era for neurasthenia and the narrator’s reaction to this course of treatment. It appears Gilman’s writing was focused on past experience and the anguish that arose from treatment with Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell in 1887‚ just two years after the birth of her daughter Katherine. But from the reader’s perspective‚ one and come to can assumption that expressing her negative feelings about the popular rest cure is only half of the message that Gilman wanted

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    connected to the narrator for it relates to her state of mind‚ her position in society‚ and her relationships. Gilman’s characterization of the narrator is based on autobiographical experience of hysteria and Neurasthenia‚ her treatment with S. Weir Mitchell‚ her marriage and motherhood. First‚ the wallpaper is symbolic and connected to‚ not only‚ the narrator’s state of mind but reflects many aspects of her life especially her position as a woman. As Maria Teresa Gonzalez Minguez says‚ “For many a

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    topic of the rest cure’ and whether Gilman’s associations are fact or fiction. Evidence supports Charlotte Gilman may have misrepresented the Weir Mitchell Rest Cure‚ and pokes more holes in The Yellow Wallpaper." The story’s female character is suffering from "temporary nervous depression a slight hysterical(1) tendency‚" and prescribed a

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    the 19th century‚ women experienced significant strides in Women’s Suffrage‚ but still struggled to be seen as equal to men in every part of the world. Charlotte Perkins Gilman‚ having suffered from depression‚ went to a well-known physician‚ Silas Weir Mitchell‚ who prescribed her the rest cure only to risk losing her sanity from the lack of brain stimulus. With the intent to go against Mitchell’s methods‚ give fellow women real experience and advice‚ and share about the oppression of women by men

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    her system of thought is limited to the scope of settings provided by people other than herself. Charlotte was suffering from psychological disease neurasthenia‚ characterized by nervousness and mental tension‚ when a well-known physician‚ Silas Weir Mitchell‚ advised her a mind-rest cure. This meant that the doctor wanted Charlotte to give a rest to her disturbed mind‚ aimed at refreshing her brain. The young lady‚ being creative and have an artistic mind-set‚ however‚ found the

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    Lisa Victor English 223 Final Class Essay: The text I chose to develop and expand on was The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This psychologically complex tale is written from a diary-style‚ narrative viewpoint of a woman suffering from a serious case of depression. She is being involuntarily and coercively imprisoned within the compound of her summer home by her physician husband‚ who is attempting to treat her with the experimental “resting cure” that was popularly

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    Critiques of The Yellow Wallpaper Throughout The Yellow Wallpaper‚ a lady battles against neurasthenia. The author‚ Charlotte Perkins Gilman‚ based this story on events that took place in her life when she faced a psychological crisis. Feminist literary can also be defined in her writing of The Yellow Wallpaper. Gilman went through treatments for her problem with depression she faced. Not only did she suffer from postpartum but ever since Charlotte’s early adulthood she suffered from episodes

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    have just come down with “hysteria”. Sigmund Freud was one of the first psychoanalysts to study hysteria in women‚ though others‚ including the psychoanalyst Charlotte Perkins-Gilman was sent to for her case of “hysteria”‚ S. Weir Mitchell‚ formed “the resting cure”. Mitchell prescribed Gilman the “resting cure” when she became depressed after the birth of her first and only child. The “resting cure” is the thought that women who exhibited symptoms of depression or other disorders of the mind could

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