April 17, 2003
The Resurrection of Feminism in "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Ghost stories often contain mystery and confusion; however, the mystery of the ghost story is, is the narrator a ghost or a character in the story. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman decides to write this short story in narrative form; however, some reader may not depict "The Yellow Wallpaper" as a ghost story, nut may depict it as a feminist
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narrator is a woman living in the eighteenth century when women were oppressed in a masculine world. Gilman, however, attempt to modify the male dominated society by having the narrator describe her transformation; the narrator's transformation takes place in the house where she makes the connection between her life, the house, the window, and the yellow wallpaper.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "The Yellow Wallpaper." The Yellow Wallpaper and Other
Stories. Mineola, NY: Dover, 1997. 1-15.