The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Wallpaper's Pattern
It’s definitely not a coincidence that the woman in the wallpaper is trapped behind a pattern. We can conceive of societal norms and mores as types of patterns that metaphorically restrict ou...
Scholars have made much of the fact that the narrator starts referring to the wallpaper as "the paper." Given that the narrator has a repressed literary bent, it is no great stretch of the imaginat...
In "The Yellow Wallpaper," moonlight represents as time for the feminine. During the day, the narrator writes that the woman trapped in the wallpaper is motionless and immobile. As moonlight strike...
See Setting for a complete discussion.
It’s big, heavy, and chained down to the floor. Some critics argue this represents repressed female sexuality, probably because a bed is where people have sex, and chains are a repressive mea...
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