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Society is like a prison cell incarcerating people because of the moral differences that they do not share with the rest of the world The morals that society disagrees with are excluded and shunned forming a dark open path that only few people are willing to take People in a society are conditioned into thinking a certain way therefore creating a barrier between creativity and the societys typical customs In The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman elucidates that society will force people to imprison themselves if they go against the social normJane is not allowed to express herself because John thinks it is absurd Gilman 6 and he hates to have her write even a single word 3 Jane feels the need to creep about 7 and sneak her creativity at night when John is not around forcing herself to continually strain her true individuality Johns guidelines strangle Jane day and night forcing her to imprison her feelings and hide her true personality from the rest of the world Jane feels that she is as plain as can be 9 for she is not allowed to show mankind her full potential because of societys distorted ways John represents the male society as a whole causing Jane to imagine herself as the woman trapped behind wallpaper because of his strict regulations The horrid yellow wallpaper 7 symbolizes societys evil corrupt twisted ways of suffocating women of their true qualities The unjust rules of being considered lower than men dwells in Janes mind 6 as she knows that John is not letting her be the creative person that she was born to be The wallpaper confines the woman that Jane sees day and night creating a mirror image of Janes incarcerated life Jane knows that she is different and her actions are improper and misconstrued 13 by society therefore continually making herself feel more and more imprisoned behind metal bars 9 Jane is constantly blaming every
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