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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper


by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper Part 5 Summary

  • The narrator watches the wallpaper in the moonlight and can see the woman trying to break free of the paper.
  • She gets out of bed to look more closely. Her husband wakes up and calls her back to bed. She asks to leave the estate and he tells her that they cannot leave.
  • He then assures her that she’s getting better, using the "trust me, I’m a doctor" rationale.
  • He goes back to sleep and the narrator stays up watching the pattern.

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