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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is an exaggerated account of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experiences. In 1887, shortly after the birth of her daughter, Gilman began to suffer from serious depression and fatigue. She was referred to Silas Weir Mitchell, a leading specialist in women’s nervous…

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Posted By stephen r #387661 at Sep 17, 2014 7:41 PM

In the story "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Try to use text-to-self or text-to-world. How in any way shape or form, can you relate it to freedom?

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Posted By kim g #385816 at Sep 08, 2014 5:02 AM

What is that "smooch" on the wall?

At one point, the narrator describes "a streak that runs around the room [...] as if it had been rubbed over and over." What is this and where does it come from?
I have one theory that the narrator has been making this herself, by creeping around the room, but she has forgotten it.

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Posted By lola w #289709 at Dec 09, 2012 7:55 PM


Posted By crystal c #360338 at Mar 07, 2014 8:04 AM