The Question and Answer section for The Yellow Wallpaper is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This phrase informs the reader that the narrator's mental state is worsening.... she is becoming completely delusional.
universalize the primary metaphor of the story. how might we/you move from an abhorrence of our yellow wallpaper to a fascination with it only to finally become trapped behind it- a victim of our/your own obsession?
This is really a complex question for this short forum space. Many of your questions are addressed in the GradeSaver themes page below:
I believe the connection would be found in obsession. Eating disorders are obsessions... the narrator's constant scrutiny of the wallpaper is an obsession. In relation to illnesses today, eating disorders haven't changed, they just seem to have...