The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
In addition to the title story, there are sev ...more
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I have been impressed by this story since reading and…moreThe sexism and mental problems and the lack of support was the main thrust of the story.
I have been impressed by this story since reading and analyzing it in a college reading course. Our class even looked up formal critiques of it that had been written through the years.(less)
Ok all jokes aside, mental health is a serious issue and something which is more fragile than we realise - do not take it for granted people. We are lucky enough to live in a time when people recognise and understand depression and constructive, helpful treatments can be offered. Unfortunately for Charlotte Perkins Gilman, she inhabited the tail end of the Victoria ...more
Classic horror in small doses provided by an author I had not heard about but who is now someone I will seek out for other stories.
The Yellow ...more
Oh my gawd! This story creeped me out! I have never heard of The Yellow Wallpaper until I saw t ...more
While The Yellow Wallpaper brings up interesting points, it does not really deal with them. The text has become part of the canon not for the ability of the author, which is on the more stimulating end of middling, but ...more
Ah, suicide authors! You do know madness so!!! There have been a few times where I have personally thought that I was going off my rocker, but considering that I've yet ...more
Gilman also experienc ...more
4 stars for the other stories included in this small book - all were good.
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EXCUSE ME. I HAVE TO GO AND MAKE A SCENE.
Because that's what I wanted her to do throughout, but we cannot really expect that from a genteel 19th century lady and that is when the story was written. So does that mean that it is now outdated and irrelevant to us emancipated 21st century women?
Personally, I have gone through a period in my life when I took some pretty heavy drugs, staye ...more
I only had to read The Yellow Wallpaper for class, however, as soon as I read that short-story, I knew I would have to read her other stories. Gilman's writing is just flawless. I honestly think Charlotte Perkins Gilman is my new favorite short-story author, ever. Her unique ideas and effortless writing, is really something. I mean, she literally has me feeling sorry for the characters in under 10 pages -- that's talent.
Overall, this is brilliant! I'll come back to this later and write a ...more
Although I read and reviewed the novella Herland during the autumn of last year it was indeed the title story in this collection which led me to the literary door of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
I am not really very sure whether I would have prefered to have read these works first. I was beginning to feel a little ashamed at just how long The Yellow Wallpaper had been decorating my bookcase ...more
Written in 1892 it is one of the first pieces of feminist literature available.
The story chronicles the descent of a woman into madness after she's kept under house arrest by her husband given her early signs of depression and anxiety.
This book was written in a conservative era where in women were not allowed to read and write and voice their opinions.
What's really thought provoking and disturb ...more
Then I came across "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, and she says this "But the best result is this. Many years later I was told that the great specialist had admitted to friends of his that he had altered his treatment of neurasthenia since reading The Yellow Wallpaper. It was not intended to drive people crazy, ...more
Oh, my. Oh, my. oh my oh my oh my oh my.
I've never been so happy to get out of someone's head. This was almost brutal in it's relentless descent. Quite a feat for a mere 45 pages.
“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.”
There is a lot to be said with the treatment of the narrator by her husband, though I didn't find his behavior malicious as much as I felt he was the perfect example of the attitude of the time. Still, damage unwittingly done can be just as h...more
She is told to put being sick right out of her head. She is in a room with dreadful yellow wallpaper that she studies night and day, until she sees things that aren't really there. She begs her husband to take her away and is told to ...more
The Yellow Wallpaper is disturbing and horrific in its portrayal of a woman being pu ...more
this story is basically happening in one specific room , the narrator had initially insisted on taking the room downstairs but her husband was persistent on taking the one upstairs ,which made he ...more
So, if someone is already being poisoned by pigments in her own home, where sh ...more
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This is my favorite short story. It is a creepy and disturbing account of one woman's descent into terrifying madness. The descriptions are very graphic and vivid; especially the one's of the wallpaper, which are clues to the reader about what is really going on in the story. The story is presented as a collection of journal entries written by a woman who is suffering from what we now know is postpartum depression.
The woman's husband is a physici ...more
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