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In the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman the narrator and her husband move to a colonial mansion for three months in order to help the narrator get better She moves upstairs in this horrid room with yellow wallpaper Throughout the story she studies the wallpaper because she isnt allowed out of the room that much because her husband John a physician says that it is best that she stays inside As she learns more about the wallpaper she realizes that she sees a woman inside it and she spends a lot of time plotting how to free the woman She locks her room and tears off most of the wallpaper and frees the woman At the end John comes into the room sees what she has done and faints Everyone deals with their personal obstacles differently and The Yellow Wallpaper is a perfect example because there are many different obstacles throughout the story The narrator and John both handle them differently and a result of which is an essential change by both of them First of all John handles everything to an extent but he doesnt solve the problem at hand He tends to run away from it For example when the narrator asks why the house had stood so long untenanted he just laughs at her and doesnt even investigate about it which proves that he just let it go and does nothing about it And that is what he does throughout the whole story Also he scoffs openly at any talk This means that he doesnt talk about his problems and he would prefer to keep things bottled up then to express how he is really feeling He is also always going into town for more serious cases This is another way in which John deals with his problems he runs away from them He also avoids the actual subject by calling his wife a cute name like bless
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