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Women often feel that society is male dominated This may be true though it is not wise to tell a strong-willed female that In the story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman the narrator is dominated by her husband She is confined and kept imprisoned in a room and her mind The most important factors in this composition are setting and symbolism Without one of these important factors the reader would not be drawn as personally into the piece as they shouldve been with all of them present The setting is possibly the most important factors in the story The setting of the vast colonial mansion and mostly the nursery room with barred windows gives the image of loneliness and seclusion that the narrator experiences Also the mansion is connected to a shaded lane A possibility for the lane being shaded is that it could represent her path out of this illness whether it be physical or mental and if it is possible for her to travel upon it And immediately after entering the mansion she becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper of the nursery in which she is staying This is the most important aspect of the story it could have been blue or red or any other color but yellow to have the impact that it does It gives the reader a neutral feeling Not happy and not sad just open to the events that are to come Symbolism in the story is also an important factor The interpretations for this story however can be very different One possibility is that many symbols represent women in a male dominated society The wallpaper has her imprisoned in the room the wallpaper that could be her imprisoned in a male dominated society At first her absolutely hated it but after awhile as she gradually slips from reality so does her hate of the wallpaper This paper looks to me as if it knew
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