Peeling Away the Layers

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The Yellow Wallpaper illustrates the narrator's plight in the Victorian era. The main character, the narrator, is a woman suffering from depression in a time when women were totally dependent on men, and often dismissed as being nervous and hysterical females. The inability of women to become active persons in their own lives as well as, society's decision making processes being dominated by men, contributed to the narrator's malaise. The story is told from the …

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…makes their eyes white."(666). She has discovered that she cannot go back. She has gotten out, "in spite of you and Jane! And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!"(669). Unfortunately, her attempt at freedom came in Victorian times where she was not able to explore her natural being but was forced to creep around the "smooch" in her room in her insanity along, "…my path by the wall…"(669).