Atrocious: Adjective: extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel;: appalling , horrifying.

From “The Yellow Wallpaper”, ” I am sitting by the window now, up in this atrocious nursery, and there is nothing to hinder my writing as much as i please, save lack of strength.”(Page 2, paragraph 8)

Now i understand that the narrator believed that the nursery was a scary place  to be in.

1 thought on “Atrocious

  1. Scary isn’t quite the right meaning for atrocious. Knowing what you do about the wallpaper in the nursery, look again at the definitions for atrocious and choose one that better describes what you think the narrator thinks of the room where she’s living.

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