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The Yellow Wall-Paper The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a story about a woman and her psychological difficulties in which her husband tries to help her The story although very captivating is very confusing Its easy to follow but hard to get a meaning or reasoning about what is going on The only conclusion that makes sence in my opinion is that the main character goes crazy This is a strange concept considering that the story is supposed to be somewhat semi-autobiographical How does one sanely write about their own insanity First of all Gilmans feminist views are apparent through the novel The whole time the character is being prescribed rest and being told not to do any activities by her husband and other influential men in her life She also mentions numerous times about the fact that if a man says something what is a woman to contradict Personally I disagree with her husbands and brothers ideas Personally I believe that congenial work with excitement and change would do me good But what is one to do Gilman 160 The woman in the story feels like she is being trapped like a prisoner Easily if she wanted to she could leave but again she feels she has no control over the men in her life Her thoughts are made into visions when she sees the woman in the wallpaper She talks about her grabbing the bars and shaking them so This I believe is like her inner conscious trying to break free of this oppression Not just the oppression of not being able to do anything but the oppression of men in society I think Gilman wrote this story with some points that dont necessarily have a deep meaning except to show the craziness of the character There are also many points in the story that greatly catch my attention but I can not find any reasoning behind them One
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