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Although most people will find The Yellow Wallpaper as simply an account of a woman that sunk into deep depression it is possible to extricate dual interpretations from this story There is one meaning that is describing that the author Charlotte Perkins Gilman can be related to the female in the story this is achieved by comparing the authors life and her characters life piece by piece One might find that The Yellow Wallpaper is very similar to events that actually took place in the authors life On the other hand the more popular theory of the two states that many individuals examine this story from a feminist point of view By this I mean they read and translate this story with a critical perspective a view that generalizes men as chauvinistic and domineering Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford Connecticut the daughter of Frederick Beecher Perkins a librarian and writer and Mary Westcott Perkins Among her fathers forebears was the novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe his aunt Perkins abandoned his wife after their infant died in 1866 - Mary Perkins lived with her children on the brink of poverty and was often forced to move from relative to relative or to other temporary lodgings Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an avid reader and largely self-educated She studied two years at Rhode Island School of Design 1878-80 and then earned her living designing greetings cards In 1884 she married Charles Walter Stetson an aspiring artist After the birth of their daughter Katharine she was beset by depression and began treatment with Dr Silas Weir Mitchell in 1886 His recommendations live as domestic a life as possible and never touch a pen brush or pencil as long as you live Gilman later satirized this in her autobiography and used the discussions in her most renowned short story The Yellow Wallpaper which first appeared in New England Magazine 1892 The narrator is a young mother suffering
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