"The Yellow Wallpaper"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is the story of women's struggle for independence in a patriarchal society. In the story the wallpaper is an important symbol as is the woman behind it. The narrator's thoughts about the wallpaper tell us a great deal of how she feels about the situation she is in. The theme of the story is that by tearing off the chains of oppression one can obtain independence.
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Yellow Wallpaper", is the story of woman's journey to and achievement of freedom, from the realization of oppression's ugliness to the tearing down of that oppression. Through the constant struggle of beating at the walls of oppression and a strong faith in her-self the narrator achieves her independence.
Perkins Gilman, Charlotte. "The Yellow Wallpaper." Points Of View: An Anthology Of Short Stories. Eds. James Moffet and Kenneth R.McElheny. New York: Penguin, 1995. 138-54.