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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is based in an oppressive society ruled by a male figure where women are seen in a lower place in the hierarchy The entire story basically demonstrates conflicts among a woman the narrator and everything that revolves around her life Her imprisonment of freedom of speech and her rights disabled her to dwell with the real cause of her illness But after a profound analysis among the conflicts narrator versus husband narrator versus wallpaper and narrator versus her place in the society could her husband dominate her because there was never a tentative of communication Or could she allow herself by being ruled by her husbandThroughout the story it is explicit that there is a constant conflict between the narrator and her husband John But there was never an inner conflict between John and the narrator John was practical and somewhat repressive he is seen as a dominant skeptical male figure by being a physician he would not believe on anything that science could not prove and therefore he did not show emotions at all He seems to always put himself in the first place in addition to it he did not ever listen to what she said or felt If a physician of a high standing and ones own husband assures friend and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression-a slight hysterical tendency-what is one to do Gilman 205On the other hand the narrator doesnt make any effort to tell her husband that there was certainly a problem not physical but psychological and yet she tries to convince herself that she just has a minor case of nervousnessOppression was an issue that the narrator exposed when was time to to tell what she thinksI did wrote for a while in spite of them but does exhaust me a good deal- having to be so sly about it or else meet
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