Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Essay

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Yet, in this case, the freedom that the author is talking about is not necessarily the liberation of women from the oppressive male society, but the freedom of each individual with mental problems to having a socially integrated life, with little or no confinement that would also make the mental problems develop.

In conclusion, although it may seem that "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story written with a feminist purpose, a more precise understanding of the situation is that this was written with medical purposes in mind, as the author so argues later on. Understanding this is important because it offers an insight not only in the real topic, but also offer a good understanding into the feminist approach to text. Even if it is not such a type of text, this form of analysis offers new insights in the social and individual fight for emancipation that women took in the last centuries.

Gilman, Charlotte. Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'. Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers. Ed. John Schlib and John Clifford. Boston: Bedford, 2003. pp1162-1163.

King, Jeannette; Morris, Pam. On Not Reading Between the Lines: Models of Reading in "The Yellow Wallpaper, Studies in Short Fiction, Winter 1989, Vol. 26 Issue 1

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