The Yellow Wallpaper Characters
Meet the Cast
Introducing… Jane DoeThe first line of “The Yellow Wallpaper” does double duty, introducing both the setting of the story—a home for someone else’s ancestors—and the story’s narrator:...
John is a high-ranking physician who tells his wife that he only wants the best for her, but he makes every decision regarding her life, right down to who she gets to hang out with and where she ge...
The Woman in the Wallpaper
We considered this one for a long time: Is the woman behind the wallpaper, a woman who our narrator is probably imagining, really a character? Our thinking is that the narrator comes to think of th...
A woman who takes care of the newborn. Use of the name "Mary" conjures up the idea of the iconic Virgin Mary.
John’s sister who happily assumes all the traditional duties of a housewife so the narrator is free to sit in her room all day.