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Since the narrator had seen the pattern as bars with the creeping figure behind them, perhaps this statement may allude to an eventual return to a societal norm of behavior—Jane, the narrator, may get back behind the bars of Victorian womanhood, but “that is hard!” There is also the interesting connection between the mad narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and the character of Bertha Mason, the madwoman in the attic in Charlotte Bronte’s .

The Yellow Wallpaper Summary | GradeSaver

About halfway through the story, the sub-pattern of the wallpaper finally comes into focus

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.

The Yellow Wallpaper - Wikipedia

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).

It seems significant, therefore, that the narrator’s madness is expressed through the chiefly feminine symbol of wallpaper.

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Jane also has to creep around the bed because its nailed down so firmly
animal dehumanized by the subjugation
The Windows
" 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.

John was asleep and I hated to waken him, so I kept still and watched the moonlight on that undulating wall-paper till I felt creepy.

The Yellow Wallpaper Argument Essay – TheBlumeBlog

i may be off base in saying this, but i feel this along with a few other fumbles along the way may be a slight case of sophomore slump paranoia? could be a strong word, but i think when making a game you do your best to listen and shift as you go, but the game's look clicked for me long ago when we found it. it's been at a pretty good and steady pace since and now maybe we're getting a bit wobbly because release is somewhat imminent. if there IS one thing that i feel is missing from the game it's a better, more metaphorical type menu system, something that could convey a hidden world, maybe a dash of sonder or something that would help frame the fiction of the game. that's where my thoughts drift to when i'm mulling over the quality of the game, i'm pretty confident, that once animated and polished, the second-to-second game is going to be an absolute joy to touch. and i know full well the game design, its core, is rock solid. part of me wonders about the points and if we could tighten that up so they're communicated a bit more straightforward, but that's frosting. something for later. anyway, the whole menu/ficiton thing is from the loss of "argoyles" as a guide/fiction and i've been searching for something like it to fill the holes ever since. i mean, the argoyles wasn't right for this game, it has gone through so many iterations, it just doesn't work, but it doesn't mean that that TYPE of thing won't be missed. that was the source of the silhouette "gallery" on the hallway with the wallpaper. sort of like a family of them. i think family could still work, and the stable does a decent job of that, but it doesn't provide any fictional context. every since you mentioned how some folks were confused by the title, i've been thinking on that and how we could maybe shift it to something else, but yea. that's where most of my uncertainty lies with the game.

She also shows herself as feeling trapped when she sees a woman creeping in the wallpaper ..

SparkNotes: The Yellow Wallpaper: Key Facts

I fancy it is the pattern that keeps her so still."

this quote supports the idea that the daylight is symbolic of the veil that covers women's true desires and potential
The Daylight
at the end of the story the narrator describes the scene where john has fainted and Jane creeps over him
"now why would that man have fainted?

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“The Yellow Wallpaper” and Literary Devices – An …

But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper