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The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story which tells about the struggles women went through during the early 1800s to the early 1900s This phenomenal short story is written by Charlotte Perkins Gillman The short story is about a women who is suffering from post-partum depression and to cure it the rest cure has been prescribed to her Instead of making her feel better it drives her insane The rest cure insisted that one must stay away from thinking reading writing etc and isolation from family and friends Her Husband Jones puts her in a room which she dislikes The room has windows with bars on it and a wallpaper that really is making her wonder why is it like that and she finds it annoying and asks her husband to move her to another room but denies her Her husband mis-understands her that the rest cure is not the perfect cure for her problems When she looks into the wallpaper she sees a women which is her but she believes it someone else She ends up losing herself and drives her insane when her husband finds out is in outstanding shock As described in the story Gillman also suffered from postpartum depression after marriage and was also prescribed the rest cure Gilman had a difficult childhood when she was young her father had abandoned the family leaving Gilman and her family struggling to find somewhere to live and something to eat Since Gilmans family was moving around a lot to find shelter her education suffered greatly In her childhood times she would feel lonely and to cure that lone less she would got to the library to educate herself In Rhode Island she attended a school of design where she studied designing Gilman loved writing so she chose that as her profession but she was also known as a great women activist She was a feminist and was a member of the suffrage movement
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