The Yellow Wallpaper

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THE YELLOW WALLPAPER In the story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," the wallpaper is a central symbol of the repercussions a woman faces in the care of a man. The narrator, being female, is suffering from a "temporary depression". She states right from the beginning that "John is a physician, and perhaps--(I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind)-- perhaps …

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…the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time! The symbolic yellow wallpaper has now brought us back to show the repercussions that the care of her "all knowing" husband has inflicted upon her. She had been a product of a society that puts woman in the lowest segment, but she triumphs over her husband as well as herself in freeing her soul. Now she creeps openly because of the yellow wallpaper.