The Yellow Wallpaper Summary | GradeSaver
The Yellow Wallpaper | Mystery in Literature
The Victorian wife had so little control over her own life that it was through these “frivolities” such as clothing and even wallpaper that these women exercised their autonomy.
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After the narrator becomes free/becomes the creeping woman in the paper, she says, “I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard!”(436).
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Jane also has to creep around the bed because its nailed down so firmly
animal dehumanized by the subjugation
" i even said so to John on moonlight evening but he said what i felt was a
and shut the window
Literal: john closes the windows because he feels a draft, he also has them bared up because he doesn't want her to jump out.
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The Woman in the Wallpaper
"I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design."
literal: the narrator sees a figure moving in the wallpaper she finds out the figure is a woman struggling behind the paper.
"a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that paper"
"a woman who, by daylight, is "subdued, quiet"
Symbolic: the woman is symbolic of not only the protagonist, but the oppression of female domestication in general.