Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Imprisoned by Society in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilm

The Yellow cover  Imprisoned by Society     Charlotte Perkins Gilmans, The Yellow Wallpaper is the story of a womans descent into madness as the result of being isolated as a form of treatment when suffering from postpartum depression.  On a larger scale, Gilman is also telling the story of how women were kept prisoners by the confines of the society of her time and the penalties these women incurred when they attempted to break free from these confines.             In the jump of the story, the narrator, whose name is never divulg... ...s a fascinating look into the mind of a woman slipping deeper and deeper into mental illness.  It is also, however, clearly a statement by Gilman of the unlogical confines society places on the women of her time and the extreme consequences that befell the women who attempted to break free of those confines.  

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