Yellow Wallpaper Poem

The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The story is about a woman who is suffering from post-partum depression and is prescribed bed rest by her husband. The woman becomes obsessed with the wallpaper in her room and starts to believe that there is a woman trapped behind it. The … Read more

Swastika Nights Patriarchy Essay

“They had hardly more understanding than a really intelligent dog, and besides nearly everything was too sacred for them to hear” (Burdekin 415): so are the words of the Knight in Katharine Burdekin’s 1937 dystopia, Swastika Nights as he reflects on the treatment of women within his patriarchal society. This quote is representative of the … Read more

Yellow Wallpaper Reflection

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 … Read more

Female Protagonis Analysis Essay

The short stories; ‘The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman and ‘On Her Knees’ by Tim Winton both have Female Protagonists who both suffer. Jane, the main Protagonist in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ Suffers from not only inner struggles but also external forces. In ‘On Her Knees’ Carol Lang, also comes across challenges and struggles in her … Read more