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Bertina Duke Graham English 102 April 17 2003 The Resurrection of Feminism in The Yellow Wallpaper Ghost stories often contain mystery and confusion however the mystery of the ghost story is is the narrator a ghost or a character in the story In The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman decides to write this short story in narrative form however some reader may not depict The Yellow Wallpaper as a ghost story nut may depict it as a feminist story During the eighteenth century women lived in a male dominated society Gilman however attempts to modify this male dominated society and attempts to do so by writing The Yellow Wallpaper In The Yellow Wallpaper Gilman describes the beginning for the uprise of women and a hope for the downfall of oppression by using symbols such as the house the window and the wallpaper Gilman uses a house as the setting of The Yellow Wallpaper In this story the narrator is a woman who describes the house as a haunted house Gilman 1 One may picture the haunted house as a house that is visited or inhabited by ghost however in the Merriam-Websters Dictionary the word haunt is defined as to visit often or recur constantly and spontaneously The narrator believes that the haunted house represents her life and she is very familiar with the house because it represents a shelter for her enclosed thoughts and feelings She also describes that there is something queer about the house 1 Upon completion of The Yellow Wallpaper one may include that the narrator indicates that there is something queer about it as a description of her premonitions for her transformation into a woman who will arise from her sheltered thoughts and feelings and arise from the domineering husband The house symbolizes a womb enabling potential for the narrator to grow her own thoughts and feeling without domination from her husband She also gains an opportunity for her thoughts and
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