"Reaching the Top of the Walls" "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
When reading "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one can not help but to take notice of Gilman's use of symbolism to convey more than just a story of an insane woman. This story signifies the oppression that many women felt during this time period.
In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to a woman and her husband, John, a Doctor. Even this early in the story we can begin to see John as a symbol of authority. Our narrator says how he laughs at her ideas, "...but one expects that" . He represents the typical man of that era. He treats his wife as if she is a…
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