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“The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman” is a good book that you can read online or download to read it later. Before starting the reading or downloading, here is the summary of the book that you can read. 2018 Reprint of 1892 Edition. This short story is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women’s health, both physical and mental. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of exercise and air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a “temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency”, a diagnosis common to women in that period. Gilman used her writing to explore the role of women in America at the time. She explored issues such as the lack of a life outside the home and the oppressive forces of the patriarchal society. Through her work Gilman paved the way for writers such as Alice Walker and Sylvia Plath.
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This was suggested to me by Mark Holloway, author of The Soul’s Aspect, which is tremendous, so how could I ignore him…I ordered it immediately.Known for being a very early feminist work, the short story focuses on the way women’s physical and mental health was viewed in the 19th century. While written well, it’s written quite plainly in a way that could still be picked up and read today as a more modern piece if you were unawares, and that tracks well for me, especially when people still throw around the work “hysterical” about people as if it holds weight.For me this was surprisingly atmospheric, claustrophobic, and paranoiac. I feel like I may have had to read this during schooling, but it definitely was beyond me at the time. The writer feels that she needs the exact opposite of what her husband (and doctor) believes is best for her, going so far as to even say what he wanted was making her worse. There’s something to be said for the first person perspective and their self awareness that perhaps mentally they are losing it, or perhaps the others are. It lends credence to both sides of the argument while still being firm that she’s misdiagnosed.
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- Name: The Yellow Wallpaper
- Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- Language: English
- Genre: Short Stories
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