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class notes 9/19/17

Class notes 9/19/17


Christopher Hamilton


Continuing The yellow wallpaper.

Group discussion on writing.


  • We discussed the narrator is talking as if reading a journal
  • Whenever john is mentioned in changes the tone of the writing language
  • The writing is self expression of the main character
  • John is so controlling it threatens her to the point where she hides her writing.
  • She writes so much it exhaust her but she won’t stop cause it’s the only thing she controls and it makes her comfortable.
  • The story is written in first person but almost in real-time even tho this written down almost as if reporting the very scenes of the main character daily life.

Word Definition

Hysteria comes from the word uterus.

Hysteria-exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people.

Allusion-an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

Illusion-a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses.

Impertinence- lack of respect

Contemporary- Something popular now in this time. Ex.Fake news

Wier Mitchell is an allusion and used as a threat by John to get her to do what he wants to do because he will implement the rest cure.



2 page is firsttime wallpaper is noticed

The nursery room is dull and uncomfortable

3rd paragraph down the room where the wallpaper was described

Wallpaper in the room was very unattractive to her, it even stopped her from writing briefly.

She felt confined in the room

Bared mirrors in the nursery represents Jail or prison for 

The paper and wallpaper became personified through her attraction to it.

She begins to see figures that anger her in the walpaper

Impertinence- lack of respect



Class Notes 9/14

Hello, Fellow classmates this is the notes for today. PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE, add more to if i missed anything.  Sorry this is so late I got home from work at 12 AM. Please forgive me

Today we continued to discuss the story The Yellow Wallpaper. We worked in groups. There were groups of 5.

We talked about the

Settings: When and Where the story takes place. As a whole

Reliability: The Narrator’s tone and voice. Is the narrator reliable

Queer: As how it mean in the story: Strange, Odd, Unnatural.

The writing of the story.

We were working on textual evidence and citation.

I would like to start with Citations first

Why do we cite? 

We cite because we do not want to plagiarize. It is important when  you use sources for your work to cite it. If you cite your work, someone who is reading your text can go back to check the source if they chose to and find the content that you have cited. Citing a work shows that you have support for your work.

MLA= Is a type of citation. MLA stands for Modern Language Association. it is the governing professional body that deals with English.

How to Cite

with In-text-cite we start with the “quotes” and the use the () with the Author’s name and page number inside the brackets. (Gilman, 4). And period at the end of it. Example, “Thomas went to the store” (Gilman, 4).

We are expected to use citation For Monday’s blog and forward on. 

For whole works cited You will cite it at the end. We will learn more about that later on in the class.

When to cite

  1. When You are using quotations. When using quotations you have to use the full quote so you won’t plagiarize your work.
  2. When you are summarizing (using the gist of the text)
  3. When you are Paraphrasing (When you take sentence by sentence)

Using Qoutes

Well when writing blogs you have to start off with a Topic/ claim. Please do not start with quotes.

Claim Key requirement

Make it Debatable,  Base on something, Has to introduce, Detail, and significance. Don’t just say it has an affect, but talk about what is the affect.

If you need to make a point about some change that occurred in the story, talk about how it was before the change.

When you do use quotes, you can’t just throw them in your blog. You will have to introduce the quote. Set it up.

When you do give the quote, add on to it. Analyze it. Do Not Repeat it. Talk about  how you understand the quote and how it relates to you.

Great Jobs! 

GREAT JOB: Everybody on quoting, but now we need to Cite!

GREAT JOB: Of bringing in the text and annotating it!


Crowd Source:  When sources comes from everyone.

Fancy: Excitable. Given over to imagination. Fantasy

Homework: read and blog the story The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Monday 9/18 before 11:59 pm. Use the MLA Citation in your blogs  and number the pages of the story that you print out to bring to class.

Also: Copy the excerpt of the student’s blog that you’ve like  what the Student said about the Yellow Wallpaper and put it under the category: Class discussion The Yellow Wallpaper. Or click on Class Discussion #1: Favorite Excerpts from Student Blog Posts on “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Extra Credit

For, extra credit, go to the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday. You can go to any of the talks that you want to. Blog about it and put it under the Category Extra Credit. Those who missed a blog, This extra credit can help! 🙂

NO CLASS NEXT WEEK THURSDAY! but Next week Tuesday class is a THURSDAY!

Tuesday we will continue with the Yellow Wallpaper 🙂

Please, if I missed anything Please fill free to add



Class Discussion #1: Favorite Excerpts from Student Blog Posts on “The Yellow Wallpaper”

For class today, I asked each of you to read through your classmates’ Reading Response Blogs on “The Yellow Wallpaper,” to choose your favorite post and to bring in an excerpt from that post along with a rationale for choosing it (why did you find it interesting, compelling, likeable, provocative, etc.?). That rationale could refer to content or style.

We didn’t get to discuss those excerpts in class today, so instead, please share them here, by copying in the excerpt and then typing your rationale.

We also discussed the importance of citing today, and giving credit to other sources and putting yourself in dialogue with them: so make sure to cite your source (in this case, your classmates’ post), mentioning them by name and also linking to their post in your response.

Comments should be made no later than Friday night (9/15). I’m looking forward to seeing what you chose!

Class Notes 9/12

First of all so sorry guys i am posting this up now. I am horrible at this!!!

Things we did on Tuesday 9/12:




PRINT OUT SOMEONE’S BLOG ( we will talk about why is it important to you, why did you pick that especific blog.


Finish girl and if any had questions, we could go back to them.

-Narration and Context

-No burning questions or comments.

Questions of Identity, Perception, Freedom,

(Most of us liked the Yellow Wallpaper) lol


Move on to Puertoricanness, Evaluate it and go into context as to being puertoricanness:

“No longer keep her accent under lock and key” – to be set free

We concluded that the narrator is a SHE.

A shift- conflict- “lock &key”


Conflict- tension, character, plot. (it’s almost always resolved!)

external ( vs. society, environment, human vs. human)

internal (vs. yourself, like getting up in the morning, we all have internal conflicts/wars with ourselves at all times. whether to eat pizza or not, to cross a bridge or not, to go to class today or not. )

I did not have an internal conflict typing this up, JUST finishing my Calculus HW.

INTERNAL CONFLICT- often short-handed, you struggle with something.

AMBIVALENCE- Conflict between 2 things, having 2 different feelings about something.

there is usually a consequence to whatever you decide but when it comes to this word, it is either coming to class or be affected by your grades when you aren’t present to do the classwork and participation.


Self VS. Identity- Internal

Self VS. Society- External

1st sentence: “Waking up inside her” what was dormant? (like a lightbulb just turning on)

PERSONIFICATION of PR being a character.

Paragraph 5 Sentence 2: being caught between 2 worlds, being an immigrant, accent, pronounciation.

PACE/TIMING when she says, “Interrupt me back!”

Her Puertoricanness– Noun, semi-made up word. (essence of being puerto rican.

Puerto Rican- ADJECTIVE describing a person

ANALYSIS- stay grounded, do not stray because of what the author feels. Your idea or your opinion can change because of what we are percepting. 

Puertoricanness- “The way you leave the stove on with food ready…..” Part of culture-Home-Social Aspect

SPONTANEOUS- not expected? just pops up. (think of spontaneous combustion)

IDIOSYNCRASIES- unique to you or to me, not generally to other people.

Narrator identifies being Puerto Rican conflicting.

“Come mija, quieres cafe?” is the way that she starts speaking spanish during the reading intentional?

Yes, to show she misses herself, waking up to the sound of that rooster, to show her puertoricanness, to be set free when speaking her language.Spanish comes out mid-sentence.

1st half of the story is in english until she is no longer under lock and key.

She is becoming more authentic, UNRAVELING.

It’s like she is becoming PR, with an American culture cape hovering above all of that inner self.

SYMBOLISM- personification, manifestation of conflict, diction


The rooster- cannot be repressed- who she really is, TRUE SELF (but she loved it)

IDENTIFICATION “she was like the rooster” (simile- using like or as)

It reminded her of home. (Home being PR)

The rooster prompted the memory of the rooster back home.

Neighbors did not like the rooster- they cursed it, pissed them off.



LAST PARAGRAPH: She accepted herself, puerto rican and american, two cultures inside her, going in the bus to buy vacalao. it all just ends up coming together, conflict is resolved, she gave in. It is all balanced now, no more heartbreak between herself.

SYNTHESIS- coming together


Start on Yellow Wallpaper(not finished yet, re read and comment on a classmate’s blog)

We only did the first couple of pages.

DISCUSSION TIP:  when talking about the story make sure to include page #, column #, paragraph #, and line #.

Setting/ Imagery: uninhabited for a long time, (untenanted Paragraph 4)

“Colonial Mansion”

John is her husband-says that she is not sick, yet he gives her medication (CONTRADICTING).

CREDIBILITY- He is a physician( like her brother)- High Standing

John- controlling (Practical when she is emotional)

Believes in hard facts (Tangible)

Laughs at her, scoffs at her, does not take her seriously.

Treats her like a child, He puts her away from room with flowers. He puts her in a horrible NURSERY

Does not aknowledge her actual being sick

Dismisses everyone around her, he wants he to stay alone in a way. ALIENATES HER.




1st person POV- only her perspective-SUBJECTIVE-RELIABLE?

Narrator has a big imagination, (Paragraph 2- she talks about romantic felicity, and haunted house, like she hopes for the house to be haunted.

EXTERNAL CONFLICT- Husband and Brother are physicians, they take control of the narrator’s life. WHO IS IN CONTROL?

The story is told through her, the setting and imagery but also take a look at the role of her writing.  Her relationship to writing. How she writes and when is she writing.( we will discuss this in class tomorrow!)

Once again guys, sorry for posting this late. I made it as detailed as possible, if you have anything to add feel free to do so!




In this story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, many different points of views, and motives occur. For example, in the beginning of the story, the protagonist had her suspicions about the wallpaper. However, her main focus was to get well and get back to work. Due to her troubles such as being sick and not being productive, she says she feels as though her brother and husband has “forbidden to work until I am well again”. This is a dilemma for her because she stresses the inability to be a productive mother and wife. Also, it is causing her to become moody. Because she has so much alone time on her hands considering her husband is out taking care of other sick patients while she requests Jennie to give her alone time arguing it will be a better cure for her, she uses that time to study the wall paper a bit more and widens her imagination by turning nothing into something. She becomes so obsessed with the idea at one point that she sees both her husband and Jennie as possible competition. “I caught him several times staring at the paper” “and Jennie too” suggests that this no longer is about killing time but in fact is about uncovering the missing pieces to her theory which was that with regards to the paper, “the woman behind shakes it”, and getting to the mystery FIRST. It can be inferred that based off of her husband’s demands such as staying home and suggesting her to be unproductive can mean he has some type of knowledge on the paper and is trying to keep it a secret considering he acts as though he has no clue as to what is going on. Also, he tries to convince her of not paying mind toward the idea of the paper having a vivid image/ meaning behind it. For example, she says “he says i must use self-control and not let any silly fancies run away with me”. This to me suggests he has something to do with the paper due to him trying to give his wife a new motive such as being a better wife and mother rather than focusing on the paper, which he secretly could be trying to solve as well. This shows that there are many different motives from the beginning to end because in the beginning of the story she intends to be a better wife for her husband and a better mother to her daughter. However, as she becomes more drawn into her little “fancy” her motive changes to her not even worrying about that and in fact worrying about getting to solve the mystery even if it involves going against her husband 

Madness? or an Act of Freeing Oneself

The yellow Wallpaper by Charlott is definitely interesting to say the least. It’s about a woman who has been brought to a large colonial house by her “loving” and “caring” husband for the sake of helping her improve her health. Now that I’ve got the intro out of the way, let’s talk about the main argument of this story. Is the main character dissenting into madness or is she finding herself and who she is as a person and in doing so setting herself free.

First, let’s get to know main character. We aren’t given a name nor does the story explicitly give it to us so I’m just going to call her Jane Doe. Now, Jane Doe is an  upper middle class woman who is married to a well known physician. Jane is a rather passive woman who tries not to anger or upset anyone. Now, this isn’t because she’s the kind of person who doesn’t want to bother people. It more has to do with the fact that she herself doesn’t want to “disturb”  or “annoy” her husband, John. Who she seems to be afraid of more than love (This doesn’t stop her from lying to her self over and over again to reaffirm the “fact” that her John is a  “loving” “caring” and “patient” person.) She loves to write mostly because the fact that it’s the only form of expression she can use considering the fact that anything else she does to entertain herself usually gets stifled by her husband’s  “better Judgement” Oh, she also has a kid too which she rarely ever sees. I’m sure saying her husband had a hand in that for reasons not directly explained (Likely chance he doesn’t let them meet for the sake of his wife’s health) would be a safe enough assumption to make  (If the professor is reading this then: Yes, i know we shouldn’t make assumptions but, limiting one’s interpretation of a story by the text itself can be so boring….Kind of like how the main character feels when it comes to feeling limited.)

Now, let’s talk about the husband. John is a well known physician who seems to be the kind of person who is completely sure of his diagnosis when it comes to figuring out what may be wrong with a specific person. He may seem like a patient and caring man but, by how he acts when his wife brings up specific topics like her health and well being, that patient attitude ends up becoming more of an illusion or a front. He’s the controlling sort, which shows as plain as day when the main character talks about her carefully made daily routine that he makes for her. He also has a sister (whose name is Jane) who is just like him but even more so (Main character’s words not mine.)

Now that I’ve gotten the main 3 characters out of the way, 4 if you want to count “the woman in the wallpaper, let’s now address the elephant in the room. Is the main character dissenting into madness or is she Trying to break free of her forcefully imposed restraints. I think it’s obvious where my stance lies by how i worded that last sentence. The character is desperately trying to break free of the constraints that are imposed on her and the constraints that are imposed on her by herself. It has been brought up time and time again that the character goes with whatever her husband and sister in law says. Jane Doe seems to afraid to go against what  John says so she meekly goes with it regardless of how she herself feels about it. But, If you were to really look at it,  almost nothing in Jane’s life is of her own control. Everything is being decided by others. So, the fact that she writes when no one is around (even though  writing is a forbidden pastime because it would be detrimental to her recovery. (John’s words not mine).) makes it all the more apparent that Jane herself is constantly stifled by the world she lives in.  So, Jane Doe, secluded from society, in a room that she herself hates can do nothing but write when alone, follow her husband’s orders and well..that’s it. Or, well, I would say “that’s it” but, there is one thing that Jane always talks about. And that thing is the yellow wallpaper. The wallpaper that is ripped and faded. The wallpaper that Jane herself hates the very existence of. And you want to know why she hates it? It’s because of the fact that the yellow wallpaper directly represents her life. Jane Doe herself doesn’t know this but we as the reader end up realising at as the story goes on. From the beginning of the story, Jane constantly talks about how she hates the wallpaper. She hated the images that the ugly yellow color brought up, she hated the patterns that looked like bars. And as the story went on, Jane started to see something in in the wallpaper this something was a being of sorts, a caged woman in fact . This being who seems to be behind the the white bars. This being that incessantly shakes the bars at night and seems to go quiet during the day. For the sake of convenience, let’s call this being the “shadow.” As the story goes on, Jane starts to become more and more entranced with the shadow. The way it desperately shakes the bars at night, the way it escapes its cage to go outside, the way it hides from others as they come into or out of the house. The shadow (in my honest opinion) seems to be Jane herself personified. A personification that only she can see in this ugly, disturbing and downright limiting yellow wallpaper and outside her window. As the the shadow shakes the cage, it represents Jane’s willingness to break away from her controlling captors. As the shadow walks outside to creep, it represents Jane’s yerning to go outside and just be able to do what she wants without anyone telling her otherwise. Which brings us to the ultimate conclusion. When Jane ultimately decided to break the shadow out of it’s cage by ripping out the wallpaper. As Jane, rips the paper, the shadow helps by shaking the cage. This represents Jane finally going out of her way to do what she so desperately wants to do. To be free. And the one person she wants to show this to. The most important person that she herself wants to bare witness to his glorious event is the main person that has been keeping her caged. Her husband. We as the reader end up realising this when Jane locks herself in the and subsequently throwing the key out the window onto the front porch. Jane would tell no one about the key other then John. To Jane, her husband is the jail warden, to her, he’s the one that is the main cause of almost everything in her life that she so very much hates. Which is why, this story in my very humble opinion is about a caged woman finally breaking free rather than dissenting into inevitable madness.




The Creeping Shadows!


The creeping woman mentioned in the story “The Yellow Wallpaper” is actually the wife’s shadow! The story is told from the wife point of view in a colonial mansion. As the story progress, John’s wife is slowly descending into madness till the end where it seem madness has consumed her. The important thing is “What did she saw?”

What is the creeping woman? The first time the wife mentioned the creeping woman as “And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind the pattern” at this time the quote has no meaning till we combine evidence from other parts of the story to piece together the identity of this creeping woman. The next time she mentions the creeping woman she described it as “It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight”, but she make connection to herself right after “I always lock the door when I creep by daylight.” These two quotes we can make conclusion this creeping woman and the wife has same habits of creeping at daylight. This mean there is a chance the creeping woman is the wife.

How is this creeping woman and the wife related? The next time she described the creeping woman’s speed “I have watched her sometimes away off in the open country, creeping as fast as a cloud shadow in a high wind.” If we look at the part “creeping as fast as a cloud shadow”, this could mean that creeping woman is a shadow. To the ending where the wife say “I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard!” at this point the wife is using “I” and get back behind the pattern when night comes. This mean that the creeping woman and the wife is refereed as one individual. Although at this point of story the wife is already descending into madness and insanity, so hard to take this as actually evidence.

This does make sense describing the wife and creeping woman are same entity because going back to quote where the wife first mentioned the creeping woman. The creeping woman is hiding behind the pattern, and this time the wife was trying hide behind the pattern. This mean the creeping woman is actually the shadow of the wife and is reinforced by action she taken to help the creeping woman “I pulled and she shook, I shook and she pulled” this describe the shadow as reflection of her actions. She pulled the shadow shook, and when she shook the shadow pulled

In conclusion, if combine all evidence that the creeping woman is actually the shadow, but more specially the shadow of the wife. It fits to why the wife has trouble see her shadow at night because only rare chance is if moonlight shine into the room. It also explain the first time the wife mentioned the creeping woman it, she herself was in stooping position and looking at the pattern as the shadow is creeping on the pattern since how it projected.  In the end, what started this insanity was seeing her shadow and yellow wallpaper, there some saying shadow is one true self and the wife as denying it in the begin till she accept it at the end.

You Are Me And I Am You

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” portrays mental illness in the most purest form possible. The narrator of the story is the one suffering from this illness. We as the reader get to live through how she felt, what she thought and how everyone else reacted to her.

Although her illness was continuously brought up throughout the story, so was the wallpaper. Not by others, it was the narrator herself obsessing over the wallpaper. From the moment she steps into the house she says that “there is something strange about the house.” (page 1, paragraph 20) She then roams around the house and sees the wallpaper which she says that she “never saw a worse paper in my life.” (page 2, paragraph 6) This is where the story takes off.

At this point she begins to analyze the wallpaper. She criticizes the patterns and the odd color of the wallpaper. With each passing day she becomes more and more obsessed with the wallpaper. She begins to see eyes staring at her. She continues by saying “I never saw so much expression in an inanimate thing before.” (page 3, paragraph 12) The “eyes” she sees start to become more visible to her as she continues to focus on the wallpaper. She also notices that in different lighting you can see certain patterns more clearly. Where the sun gets the wallpaper just right she sees “a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure.” (page 4, first paragraph)

Now that she has seen this “figure” her obsession grows much more. Even though it creeps her out it has her attention. She begins to see the paper move. Eventually she comes to the conclusion that there is a woman behind the wallpaper that shakes it. This woman also escapes the wallpaper in the daytime. Every window she looks out of she sees this woman. No matter how fast she looks elsewhere this woman is standing creeping on her.

On the last day, she tries and helps this woman get out of the wallpaper. Oddly enough, after she decides to catch the woman with a rope she says “I wonder if they all come out of that wall-paper as I did?”(page 9, paragraph 14) Why does she now refer to herself as coming out of the wallpaper when she never was in it? At this point in the story, she is alone. No one is there to check on her or stop her from doing anything. She says “it is so pleasant to be out in this great room and creep around as I please.” (page 9, paragraph 17)

Despite the continuous thoughts on the wallpaper, I’m assuming the wallpaper is her illness. The woman she sees behind the patterns is herself. The bars in the wallpaper symbolizes how she feels, trapped. She has a “loving and caring” husband who denies that it is anything more than a nervous condition. He is continuously stopping her from doing anything that she enjoys. She treats her as a child as well as calls her one. The more she examined the wallpaper the more she understood things in her own life. She was being held back from doing so many things just because her husband the physician said so.

In the end she says, “I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back.” (page 9, paragraph 30) She hasn’t gotten the woman out of the wallpaper out yet. Was she referring to herself this entire time? Her saying that she has gotten out at last was her admitting that she was trapped. Her husband and his sister and most likely everyone else around her made her feel trapped. No one acknowledged her thoughts or what she had to say as if she truly was a child. This is why she hid her writing from them and ultimately understood herself. She was depressed because of how she was being treated by others. The woman behind the wallpaper was her all along, she just needed to figure out who it really was. She needed to accept that the bars holding the woman in the wallpaper back from getting out was her life and maybe her husband too.

Visit more physicians

The title “The Yellow Wall-paper” states that there will be a yellow wallpaper and it starts off with the protagonist being ill. She is married to a physician named John and sought out for his medical expertise because of his “high standing” as a physician. John and the protagonist’s brother, who is also a physician of high standing, told her that she was going to be okay and doesn’t believe that she is sick. Immediately I thought of two things which was 1) you already know that this person isn’t going to be alright in the end and it’ll be like one of those scary movies where the person goes insane. And 2) why didn’t see seek out more medical attention. To get “better” her husband recommended her medication and not to do strenuous activities. Soon after she was brought to a room upstairs and in quote the room was “propellant, almost revolting” (page 3). After thinking for a bit, her freedom was compromised because of her “health issues.”  She was given advice about getting better and followed through with her husband with complete trust without knowing that her health would only get worse. She has told us that she is a bit of a writer and wasn’t allowed to even write because John said so.

She constantly tells John about a room change to go downstairs for example, “Then do let us go downstairs” (page 3). What the husband could have done was just paint over the horrendous color. It was describe as “dull yet lurid orange in some places, a sickly sulphur tint in others”  and that “no wonder children hated it! I should have hate it myself if i I had to live in this room long (page 3). I inferred that she would go insane in the end if she remained in the same room.  She starts seeing things when John’s sister came to visit. “I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure…” (page 4) and at this point I think she is starting to lose it being stuck in the same room for a while with her condition.  Something about the way she perceived the pattern made her want John to take her away from the room. She fears her husband will leave in the morning and wants to talk to her husband but,  he is so delusional. He trusts his judgement and wholeheartedly believes that she isn’t “that sick.” And because of that, she never said a word afterwards and that would be the turning point of story. After that, she kept on looking at the yellow wallpaper and at this point I believe that her sickness got the better of her. She didn’t want to trouble her husband no more after that night and began acting strangely. She was ripping the yellow wallpaper off and sees a woman imprisoned behind the yellow wallpaper. She has finally lost it when she was walking around the room and John fainted. Even though he fainted, she continued to walk around the room.

I think the one of the themes in the story was that her role as a woman was being oppressed by her loving husband and where she stands in the household. Her husband told her that writing would only make her health worse if she continued. But she continue writing in her journal even though John didn’t want her to.

I despise this yellow wall paper

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte is about the narrator who faces many challenges of keeping her sanity throughout the novel. The story mostly explains that the narrator has an “illness” which is never said what it is exactly but it is most likely a mental condition. She is married to a man named Jon who looking out for. The narrator uses imagery throughout the whole novel. Like in the second paragraph of the first page, it explains the couple moving into a mansion that appeared as if it was hunted. They moved into this house for the narrator rest due to her illness. She wishes to work her mind and write however her husband prohibits it. He believes that will make her even worse. She disagrees and believes a she will get better if she entertains herself by writings. I certainly believe that would have been a wise decision because she does get into a bad position. 

Reading throughout the novel the I got pretty bored because nothing interesting was happen. The narrator keeps describing the setting outside and inside the mansion. Like on the sixteenth paragraph on page one “There is a delicious garden!..” She loved that garden so much that it looked so appealing. Also on the fourth to the tenth paragraph on the second page, in detail she explains how “revolting” the wallpaper was in their room. This wallpaper is yellow. From this moment I foreshadow that the novel will cause a huge conflict with the narrator from the title, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Afterwards the narrator was losing her mind due to the wallpaper. She intends to fight off the wallpaper in her mind by spending time with her family members but she continues to approach the wallpaper. This wallpaper no longer feel “revolting” it felt more like it was evil. She grows so obsessive with the wallpaper that she finds changes within the wallpaper. In paragraph six of page seven, “There are always new shoots on the fungus, and shades of yellow all over it.” I believe this is from her illness, she can’t control herself anymore and believe that there is something wrong with the wallpaper. This obsession of her feels like she is being possessed by the wallpaper. Later she sees an image of a woman through out the house and on the wallpaper and won’t leave her be. This whole thing gets show strange to the point where she lost her mind and went wild with the wallpaper.

The author uses such detailed imagery to describe the atmosphere of the setting. You feel being disgusted of the wallpaper and how irritating it is. The author also uses a time sequence to see how each day the narrator become more active about the wallpaper. The feeling was just being sick of the wallpaper to the point where you go mad. Using her illness to proceed to the plot was well written as well.