madness in Yellow Wallpaper

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Sliding Towards Madness in Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” relays to the reader something more than a simple story of a woman at the mercy of the limited medical knowledge in the late 1800’s. Gilman creates a character that expresses real emotions and a psyche that can be examined in the context of modern understanding. “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written in first person and first published in 1892 in the …

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…and wrote this story in hopes of helping others in a similar situation and also to help heal a dying soul, that of her own. (3127) Works Cited Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Anthology of American Literature Volume II: Realism to the Present, Sixth edition. Ed. George McMichael. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1997. 671-682. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “Why I Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” The Forerunner, October 1913. (http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~daniel/amlit/ wallpaper/whywrote.html)