This essay about "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins, is an overview of the story and the main charachter dealing with post pardon depression.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

"The Yellow Wallpaper", written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a story of a woman in the late 1800s who suffers from psychological illness and her husbands treatment or lack there of. The story's alteration from the pure mind of a female, into the perspective of a disturbed woman changes what the reader sees. The entire story is told from the mind of the disturbed wife:

"A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity--but that would be asking too much of fate! Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it....John laughs at me, of course, but ones expects that in marriage.....John is practical in the extreme. He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures..."

This passage shows the discomfort the narrator feels when she is describing the house. John, her husband laughs at her when she is sharing her feelings of the house and its location. The character John is not a superstitious person and he feels uneasy with his wife's feelings about the new home. He is a medical doctor and does not believe in anything that cannot be documented. John sees the house as a healing place for his wife. It is a so-called vacation while their home is being remolded.

"I'm getting really fond of the room in spite of the wall-paper. Perhaps because of the wall-paper. It dwells in the mind so!"

The narrator states he feelings about the room she is forced to live in. Though she does not like the room it is beginning to grow on her because she has...