Journey into Insanity
“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman
In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the dominant/ submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression into insanity. It is about the growing madness of a young married woman arising out of the pressures of her life. A woman who is being treated for a case of post-partum depression is slowly driven mad by the treatment itself – enforced
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between what she considers as her work and what her husband says is her work is clear in her mixed feelings. It is the enforcement of her husband’s opinion, which deprive her of her freedom and pressure her into seeking it in the only way left to her. Even in her madness, she can identify the fact that the circumstances that trapped her and drove her to seek freedom in insanity are not unique.