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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper


by Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Character Role Analysis

The Narrator and Jennie

Jennie is content to spend her time as a perfect housewife; she is upheld as the ideal of femininity in the story, while the narrator is portrayed as strange for desiring to write. Jennie, being the perfect woman of the time, expresses her confusion as to why the narrator would enjoy writing.