“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman tells the story of a woman who goes to live with her husband in an old mansion during the summer holiday. The woman apparently suffers from a nervous depression, a diagnosis given by her husband, a physician.  According to the husband, John, the rented mansion is a place where she should rest, exercise, and avoid work until she is recovered.

From her arrival at the mansion, the woman does not like the wallpaper in the former nursery room she and her husband occupy. She initially proposed the bedroom downstairs but her husband refused. The woman writes her impressions in a journal, which she hides from her husband who does not want her to write. She also hides the journal from her sister-in-law w...

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