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Dear Mr Scudder I wholeheartedly disagree with you Mr Scudder on your position of not publishing Charlotte Gilmans wonderful story The Yellow Wallpaper The Yellow Wallpaper isnt a story which would make others miserable Rather its an inspiring story for young women to break free from the patriarchal shackles which confine them This storys underlying feminist themes prove to be quite fascinating and thus this story deserves to be published in the Atlantic Monthly for the masses to enjoy Because our society is still dominated by much unfair masculine oppression we need to break free from this mindset and strive for feminine equality Ultimately I feel that you should reconsider publishing Gilmans story for its predominant feminist tones as seen through the room itself the woman behind the wallpaper and Johns untimely collapse amalgamate to form a truly captivating story One of the most intriguing themes presented in Charlotte Gilmans The Yellow Wallpaper proves to be the underlying feminist tones which dominate the story as seen through the nursery itself The story is an exemplification of a young womans life and her struggle to escape the fascist dominance of a patriarchal society a theme which can intriguingly be seen as correlating with Gilmans own life From the opening of the story Jane is oppressed by her tyrannical husband John who confines her to an old empty nursery The windows of the nursery are barred making it not only a childhood retreat but also a prison While John confines Jane to her bed the bed is nailed to the floor further confining Jane in a static position The nursery additionally has important significance for the author is stating the Jane is being treated like a little child even when she has a child of her own Furthermore the nursery is described in several contrasting sequential statements such as The most beautiful placeI dont like our room a bit This contradiction of sensory detail is
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