1. In the late eighteen hundreds women were greatly repressed and denied freedom of expression and rights. Discuss how this story shows the entrapment of the narrator by her society and her own relatives.\
2. The narrator’s description of her bedroom indicates that it was at one time a nursery. What other, more ominous purposes are hinted at in the story? How are they hinted?
3.The narrator uses very short paragraphs and at times writes in fragments. Discuss how these techniques affect the flow of the story and influence the message of the story.
4. What does she imagine she sees in the wallpaper? What do these images represent?
5. Who is the woman behind the bars in the wallpaper?
6.How does John use guilt to manipulate the narrator?