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an unnamed female narrator and her slide into psychosis. After many days in the room the narrator comes to believe that the pattern on the paper is moving. In this short story, the female protagonist is prohibited to do what she wants to do and instead is forced by her husband to rest alone in a room to cure her of her postnatal depression, thus ironically becoming more ill and hallucinative. It is the way that literature is utilized to construct the experience of women within a culture. The environment changes the mind of the narrator. Large corporations replaced small family businesses and people were reliant on their employers. However, she is not ill physically. I believe this is Gilman showing that woman really has no way to free herself form the patriarchal ideals of the time and that insanity may be such an escape. She continues this idea with the culmination of the story. Her husband treats her like a child referring to her as little girl and saying ting like bless her little heart (798). Gilman does so by taking the reader through the terrors of one womans changes in mental state.
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From the beginning she struggled with the idea of having to conform to the domestic model for women. Tyson introduces the idea of what she calls the patriarchal woman, a woman who has internalized the norms and values of patriarchy (Tyson 85). Several times in the story when the narrator does speak to her husband she belittled and her ideas simply dismissed. The narrator, which is unknown, states her husband, John, laughs at her but she expects. Gilmans critique of the patriarchal ideology of the time that dominated the medical filed can easily be seen in the detrimental effects the indented cure has on the narrator. Here we can see that the narrators ideas are not only ridiculed, but as a patriarchal woman she has come to accept and expect premonition of Death that her husband will treat her this way. Weir Mitchell (see. These changes resulted in an understanding of the home as the last refuge for traditional values for both men and women.
She minimizes herself several more times throughout the story. This treatment was devolved by a male doctor,. Having to hide her journal entries and keeping them a secret creates this ordeal of stress placed upon her shoulders because she feels like her husband has oppressing her from living her life. King, Jeanette, and Pam Morris. But perhaps the most obvious use of setting to emphasize feminist views comes in the wallpaper itself: At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! Where others would see this story as a psychological thriller of sorts, it is clear from a feminist standpoint that this is a commentary on the state of women in the late 1800s, and perhaps even of the authors own struggles with a society run.