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Yellow Wallpaper Reflection

The Yellow Wall-Paper

The novel, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is an illustration of the various challenges that women faced prior to the emergence of the feminists and gender advocates (Gilman, 2013). The story by Gilman elaborates fully on the challenges the character (unnamed female) undergoes after her post partum. This condition was merely a nervous condition that needed to be examined by a physician but due to the female insubordination in those decades; the woman was enclosed in a yellow walled room (Gilman, 2013). Yellow in her society was known to be a color of sickness. She could address the worsening of her condition to the fact that her husband, John, was a physician (Gilman, 2013). Males dominated in all circles of human life and it was the case with her husband hence she could not contributed in outlining the treatment she deserved. Secondly, women were however to stay indoors undertaking house chores…

The woman in the novel exhibits the various symptoms including restlessness, feelings of anxiety and general irritation She also has obsessive fantasies about the yellow wallpaper and an uncontrollable power to her mind. She also have the feeling of worthlessness as observed in the novel while she remarks ‘I meant to be such a help to John and here am a comparative burden already’ (Jeremiah, 2003). This represents the protagonist who shows low esteem on herself. She shows her nervousness while remarking that she cannot be with her baby. The heroine was assisted while in her sick conditions since her friends brought up the baby. This is also a great part in the diagnosis process since the patient lacks value of the surrounding and even she may cause injury to the baby (Rosenberg,…

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