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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?

G

Clearly the narrator and her husband must have had sex at one point – when the story begins, the narrator has just had a baby. But they don’t seem to be having any right now, and sex is definitely not a part of this story, unless you want to be daring and argue that the narrator is portrayed as existing for her husband, and this functionality probably extends to his sexual needs as well.

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