The Yellow Wallpaper
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
John Timeline and Summary
- John tells his wife that she suffers from a "temporary nervous depression."
- He dismisses his wife’s sense of unease in the house and tells her to rest. A lot.
- John is very busy seeing patients in the city.
- John tells his wife that she is improving.
- He makes preparations for them to move out.
- John comes back home to find his wife peeling off the wallpaper in their room.
- He faints.