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The narrator tells the story, The Yellow Wallpaper as if she were reading it from a journal,

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6) There are some clues that indicate that the narrator is reliable though on the contrary there are many that suggest she is not. The narrator tells the story, The Yellow Wallpaper as if she were reading it from a journal, she recaps events that occurred in the beginning of the story which support her statements at the end. Although we are informed that the author is not mentally stable, this is shown to be true at the end of the story when she tears down the wall paper and begins to crawl on the floor as Jane did(insanity). With this statement, the idea that the narrator is recapping these stories is not very reliable considering the fact that we may be presented with every ...read more.

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9) The narrator faces a lot of struggles in the story which do not allow her to regain her mentality and eggs on the thought of her hitting insanity. For example the idea that she is living in the Victorian Era (19th century) in which women had little to no rights at all. This idea handicaps the narrator in her struggle of expressing her emotions and hobbies. As well as the restriction and childish attributes in which her husband John treats her like. On top of that her husband acts not only as her care taker but as well as her doctor, which makes is harder for her to make it clear to her husband and the public that she was ill. ...read more.

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He has become nothing more than an easily surmounted obstacle in her physical progress, a basic triumph of her body over his. Therefore her madness, in losing her mentality, is a way in her regaining her independence and mentality again. Jane's situation is similar to the woman in the wall paper because they are both imprisoned, Jane in her room and from society; as well in her mind. While the woman in the wall paper had be trapped behind it. Though there is a contrast between reality verse fantasy, since the narrator is trapped in think that she needed to aid this woman behind the wall, and in some way this allowed her to free herself as well. Jennifer Mann Jennifer Mann ...read more.

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