| Quote #1
Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good. (1.14)
Literature in "The Yellow Wallpaper" is the healthiest means of self-actualization.
| Quote #2
I did write for a while in spite of them; but it does exhaust me a good deal--having to be so sly about it, or else meet with heavy opposition.
Everyone around the narrator opposes her desire to write, which, as you might imagine, makes writing rather difficult.
| Quote #3
We have been here two weeks, and I haven't felt like writing before, since that first day.
The narrator has been drained of her desire to write because of the persistent opposition of the people around her.