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Signs of societys sexism in The Yellow Wall-Paper The Yellow Wallpaper is a story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Although the work is short it is one of the most interesting works in existence Gilman uses literary techniques very well The symbolism of The Yellow Wall-Paper can be seen and employed after some thought and make sense immediately The views and ideals of society are often found in literary works Whether the author is trying to show the ills of society of merely telling a story culture is woven onto the words The relationship between the narrator and her husband would be disagreeable to a modern womans relationship Today most women crave equality with their partner The reader never learns the name of the narrator perhaps to give the illusion that she could be any woman On the very fist page of The Yellow Wall-Paper Gilman illustrates the male dominated society and relationship It was customary for men to assume that their gender knew what when how and why to do things John the narrators husband is a prominent doctor and both his and his wifes words and actions reflect the aforementioned stereotype John laughs at me of course but one expects that in marriage 9 This statement illustrates the blatant sexism of society at the time John does not believe that his wife is sick while she is really suffering from post-partum depression He neglects to listen to his wife in regard to her thoughts feelings and health through this thought pattern According to him there is not anything wrong with his wife except for temporary nerve issues which should not be serious By closing her off from the rest of the world he is taking her away from things that important to her mental state such as her ability to read and write her need for human interaction her need to make her own decisions All of these are important to all people
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