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In Charlotte Perkins Gillmans The Yellow Wallpaper the author writes about the narrators descent into madness In this story the main character is a women whose reality is twisted by mental illness Her mental state grows increasingly unbalanced as the story progresses Her focal point is the disturbing yellow wallpaper that lines her bedroom wall The narrators descent into madness is shown by her transformation from an ordinary optimistic woman into a nervous increasingly weak paranoid and delusional person who has lost all touch with reality The narrator starts out by describing herself and her husband as ordinary people She is optimistic and rooted in reality as she describes her surroundings in pleasant detail The most beautiful place and There is a delicious garden 667 The narrator also talks about her husband and how loving he is towards her He is very careful and loving and hardly lets me stir without special direction he takes all care from me 668 In the beginning of the story the narrator also doesnt like the wallpaper She describes it as having repellant color almost revolting a smoldering unclean yellow strangely faded by the slow turning sunlight 669 The narrator becomes increasingly nervous and pessimistic as time goes on These nervous troubles are dreadfully depressing 669 She grows more and more lethargic and has trouble concentrating Things that she took pleasure in such as her writing are now becoming more difficult than they were I find I get pretty tired when I trywriting 669 Her spiraling depression causes her to cry often and lay in bed and stare at the wallpaper by the hour I cry at nothing and cry most of the time 671 The patterns in the wallpaper are beginning to mesmerize her This paper looks to me as if it knew what a vicious influence it had 669 Now the narrator becomes increasingly weak as time goes on her lucid thoughts are
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