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Faces On The Wall In Charolette Perkins Gillmans short story The Yellow Wallpaper it is evident that good intentions do not always produce good results I am making the assumption that because the time this story takes place is in an era in which such practices seen in this story were considered beneficial that Johns desire for his wife is for her to get well Accordingly he secludes her to a dreary room with only yellow wallpaper to look at that is hideous enough and unreliable enough and infuriating enough but the pattern is torturing 209 Rather than help the narrator the tactic used drives the woman to depression and insanity Though she would rather stay in the much more comfortable room downstairs John would not hear of it The room she is forced to stay in does not help her mental health but conversely serves as an element of repression The bars on the window assist in making her feel imprisoned The windows are barred for little children and there are rings and things in the walls 203 The yellow wallpaper in the room is atrocious and encourages negative creativity Throughout the story the wall serves as an enemy to the narrators wellness and constantly disturbs her She tells of the pattern having no organization to it and annoyingly enough all she can do is stare at it It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide 203 Though the narrator desires social stimulation Johns isolation approach causes insanity She is not allowed to see her baby or people on the outside world This goes against natural laws Society provides a plethora of sights sounds and feelings which are important in keeping the mental
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