The Yellow Wallpaper Isolation Analysis

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The Oppression of Isolation in “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Women are becoming active role models and are gaining a significant voice within society. However, a period exists when the views and opinions of women became overlooked and silenced. In Charlotte Perkin’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the narrator portrays as ill and insane for her views and opinions. The narrator undergoes postpartum pregnancy and characterized as acutely disturbed but in fact, she was arriving at her own mental liberation.
Throughout the story, the narrator is submissive and dutiful to her husband. On occasion the narrator negates herself unto isolation while putting trust in her husband that she will get better. “John is a physician and perhaps−(I would not say
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The wallpaper has symbolized her wanting freedom and purpose from the beginning. She despises the wallpaper, and speaks horrible of it but becomes hostile if it cannot be hers and hers alone. Readers question her sanity when she exclaimed “But I am here, and no person touches this paper but Me−not alive! (Gilman 481). The narrator chooses to embrace the yellow wallpaper after constant resentment. This can symbolize how she felt great disgust towards her having a purpose and freedom. Therefore, she continues describing the paper as “The color is repellent, almost revolting: a smoldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight” (Gilman 474). Noticeably her hatred dies down as mentioned above after several altercations with John and Jennie. She wanted to escape from her inner self, and leave the room instead she became closer to her never-ending fate. The woman inside the yellow wallpaper symbolizes the narrator breaking free from confinement. This is recognizable when she struggles to tear the wallpaper in search of the woman as she releases herself from judgment and oppression. Mainly true because, in the end, she declared her freedom despite how relentless John and the woman in the wallpaper