[color=red:fcaead0a4e]The Yellow Wallpaper is the short story of a harrowing and unpleasant journey thru depression into insanity. It is based on Charlotte Gilman’s own experience depression.
The narrator of the story is a potential writer who becomes ill and is forced by her doctor husband to abide to bed and take a rest cure. Completely secluded, her mind creates a world inside the wall paper in her room- a world in which a woman is trapped and unable to escape. By the beginning of the story, the narrator appears to be rational; she appreciates her surrounding and admires the view of the garden. However, by the end of the story she clearly loses her mind and gets insane.
For me, her doctor husband’s decision to isolate her and prevent her from participating in many activities that she likes is absolutely a foolish and irrational decision. He should not have put her in such yellowish and pale room, not to mention how he accepted that she does not see her own child. What added insult to the injury, from my own standpoint, is that he prevented her from the very thing that she prefers doing, writing.
The bottom line, I do strongly object her doctor’s decision and condemn her husband’s acceptance to agree upon so. Therefore, if I had the chance to meet this man, I would – as a judge – sue him and jail him, for he is the one who is responsible for her mental decline and this is a first degree offense.
“Not rounding off, but opening out.” Comment upon the way the writers of the novel and short story deal with the ending in relation to the whole. In your answer you should refer to two or three novels or short stories you have studied. The end of a short story is as important as the start. Some short stories end abruptly, leaving it open for the readers to interpret while others have a moral. In ...