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The great author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford Connecticut whom was the daughter of both Mary Westcott Perkins and Frederick Beecher Perkins Gilman had a hard life her father left the family after his child died in 1866 Mary Perkins Gilmans mother lived alone with her children on the edge of poverty She was often forced to move from relative to relative or to different temporary housing Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a vigorous reader She is largely a self-taught writer Gilman attended Rhode Island School of Design for two years She made her living creating greeting cards Gilman wedded Charles Walter Stetson whom was an aspiring artist Gilman would soon turn depressed after her first born She searched treatment and found it with Dr Silas Weir Mitchell in 1886 One of Gilmans most interesting book and the one which has given her the utmost recognition is The Yellow Wall-Paper People consider this short story to be atypical It composure is very different of that of normal short stories The Yellow Wall-Paper shows the reader many metaphors and symbols that Gilman is using to get across to the readers One of the more common symbols that are used is the role of females and their place in todays economy The fact that the woman in this story has problems and her husband and will not let her out of the house to show that women can over run men Gilman ends this short story by having the wife make the husband faint to the site of her display of uncanny actions Now why should that man have fainted But he did and right across my path by the wall so that I had to creep over him every time This is one example of Gilmans symbols that shows her femaleness and her belief that females are just as equal to males One of the archetypes that are present in The Yellow
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