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The Yellow Wallpaper

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.