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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

  

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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  1. Women's Movements
    Placing "The Yellow Wallpaper" in a historical context can help us comprehend the social relevance and impact Gilman's story had. See this summary of women's movements in America for a quick, historical refresher.

  2. Jane Eyre
    For a literary precursor of the narrator in "The Yellow Wallpaper," look no further than Bertha, the "madwoman in the attic" in Charlotte Brontë's classic Jane Eyre.