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"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, deals with a wife and husband and their new room

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Michael Mayfield Ms. Amanda Blalock AP English IV 11/18/12 The Yellow Wall-paper The ?Yellow Wallpaper?, a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, deals with a wife and husband and their new room that is covered in dingy yellow wall-paper. It becomes evident that when the yellow wall-paper finally meets its demise, the narrator?s sanity ends. At the beginning it can be quickly seen that the narrator is not ?normal?: she is moved to a room where the ?windows are barred? forced to sleep in a ?great immovable bed [that] is nailed down? and is constantly called a ?nervous patient? by her husband John. ...read more.

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This hints at the narrator and her ?imaginative power? which should be categorized as the beginning stages of dementia. This undiagnosed case of potential dementia is only reinforced to be true by the narrator?s interaction with the ?horrid wall-paper?. She is constantly observing a woman within the wall-paper that ?shakes the pattern? in what seems like to be an attempt to escape much like how the narrator wants to escape her confinement in the nursery room. ...read more.

Conclusion

Finally the narrator reaches the point in which she locks herself in the room and throws the key out of the window in order to be alone in her conquest of the woman from the wall-paper. This goes to show that the obsession with the woman has reached a point in which nothing else matters to the narrator and that the wall-paper must go. With each tear of the paper her sanity slips away to an unreachable distance that parallels her struggle to catch the woman in the yellow wall-paper. ...read more.

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