Hills Like White Elephants

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In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, there are various symbolic elements, which create the hidden theme of the story. As the reader focuses on these symbols they are able to understand the basic conflict of the story. This conflict is that of the attitudes of men toward women and women’s needs in the late19th century. The chief symbol in this story is the yellow wallpaper. The woman’…

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…is dead paper and a great relief to my mind) – perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster. (319) By not allowing his wife to rest and get better in the way she in which she felt more effective, he partially led her to go insane. Although depression was not well known in the 19th century we can relate to this story even today, for depression is still not comprehended enough. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**