The Yellow Wallpaper



“This wise man sent me home with solemn advice to ‘live as domestic a life as possible’ to ‘have but two hours intellectual life a day’ and ‘never to touch pen, brush or pencil again’ as long as I lived. I went home and obeyed those directions and came so near the borderline of utter mental ruin that I could see over. Then, using the remnants of intelligence that remained and helped by a wise friend, I cast the noted specialist’s advice to the winds and went to work again.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman on writing THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written in the late 19th century, regarded as an important work of feminist literature, illustrating attitudes toward women’s physical & mental health. Charlotte is a woman whose husband has shut her up in a house he’s rented for the summer, taking her away from her family & friends & forbidden her from working or doing anything at all to help her recover from what he calls a “temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency,” a diagnosis common to women in that period. (I expect she shouted at him or refused to have sex with him or something… you never really know!) With nothing else to stimulate her, Charlotte becomes obsessed by the wallpaper & imagines there are women creeping around behind the patterns and comes to believe that she is one of them…. eventually the room with the yellow wallpaper becomes the only place she feels safe “For outside you have to creep on the ground, and everything is green instead of yellow. 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…”

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11 thoughts on “The Yellow Wallpaper

  • December 3, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    From wiki: The Yellow Wallpaper is an illustration of the way a mind that is already plagued with anxiety can deteriorate and begin to prey on itself when it is forced into inactivity and kept from healthy work. — Thats a biiiiiiig torture.

    Nice work Eva!

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  • December 3, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    This is superb stuff. Eerie, totally otherworldly, and underpinned by a terrific performance.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    @spareaxe It's about feminism, and the criticism of the male-centric hegemony of the 19th century. Basically, women were a whole lot lower in status and power, resulting in crazy shit like this. Check the Wikipedia article.

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  • December 3, 2017 at 7:54 am
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    Yes that's exactly the kind of yellow i imagined as well…that's strange!!!

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