The narrator of the yellow wallpaper

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That might have us crawling up or maybe into? He loves me very dearly, and hates to have me sick. Jennie may not have much power in the household, but she does have one thing that the narrator envies: an occupation. Not naming the narrator until the end of the story is how Stetson portrays the oppression of woman during the s.

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Well, to return to Gymnast Bob, would you trust the opinion of someone who evaluated his own performance, without anyone to support his claims?

He repeatedly tells his wife to rest When she pulls the wallpaper off the wall she relieves herself from her own life and becomes mentally unstable.

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Similarly, the narrator fights the realization that the predicament of the woman in the wallpaper is a symbolic version of her own situation.

She tells us so within the first page: I did write for a while in spite of [John telling me not too]; but it does exhaust me a good deal—having to be so sly about it, or else meet with heavy opposition. The only thing that the narrator has left to do is to speculate about the ugly, irregular wallpaper of the attic room.

Most people who wrote about "The Yellow Wallpaper" do so from the perspective of a literary scholar. Come on. And what about class? I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard!

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