The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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The Bed

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

It’s big, heavy, and chained down to the floor. Some critics argue this represents repressed female sexuality, probably because a bed is where people have sex, and chains are a repressive measure. We think it’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s your call.

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