• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Other Authors section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Other Authors essays

  1. journeys end

    "D'you understand orders. Give me that letter... Don't 'Dennis' me! Stanhope's my name! You're not at school! Go and inspect your rifles." After getting the letter off Raleigh, he breaks down and says to Osborne "Oh, God. I don't want to read the blasted thing." and asks Osborne to have a quick browse, seal it and put it on the little table ready for collection.

  2. In the Necklace, How does Guy de Maupassant succeed in creating a story which ...

    toughness of work to try and please her, this is without any relation of Mathilde's dominating and manipulative personality. On the other hand, when she is being manipulative and guilt tripping him, he hesitates and "stammered" while he is trying to comfort her as she cries fake tears.

  1. How does the writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman create a sense of unease and madness ...

    In the short story we never hear john speak all the things that he does and says are filtered through the narrator. However from what the narrator says about we husband we can tell that he has a sinister tone we can tell this from when the narrator says 'john laughs at me'.

  2. Dubliners - From your reading of Eveline, Araby and A Little Cloud, write about ...

    In 'Eveline' James Joyce portrays Dublin as a city in which is decaying, poor and hopes and dreams are constantly being ruined. Eveline is a young women who is kept in the city by a bond between her and her mum.

  1. Do you think that Henry James wrote The Turn of the Screw as a ...

    She then goes on to reveal that she "believed [she] recognised, faint and far, the cry of a child ... [and] before my door, a light footstep." Again, we see a convention of a ghost story - a lone person hearing sounds associated with human presence but lacking visual confirmation.

  2. Helen Dunmore tells the story of the Siege of Leningrad by showing the trials ...

    On her way back she is questioned lies about what is in her bag, this puts her at the mercy of the robber as he is well fed and Anna dares not to try and attack him. He takes the wood from her knowing that it is precious.

  1. Asboville tells the story of JB, a sixteen year old verging on delinquency.

    Even when he moves to the beach it seems broken and unfriendly, also the driver of the taxi feels sympathy for JB when he gives the driver ?a tenner out of his pocket and handed it over? then gave JB a fiver back.

  2. The aftermath of war and its impact are shown through Graham Greens story The ...

    The way, in which Trevor goes about destroying the home isn?t just for destruction?s sake, he meant to dismantle the house in the same way that the bombings were meant to dismantle the lives of the citizens of Britain. With the knowledge of a home?s structure from his father?s job

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work