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The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins

Imprisoned in a mental bright yellow room of her own husband's scheme the protagonist of the short story The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman brought the attention of how women used to be seen and treated back in the 1800s Stereotypes of how women should be the ones expected to house clean raise children takes care of the husband and do as they are told The theme of the story is made clear through the characterization of John the protagonist s husband who is blinded by his dominated male ego that leads him to unintentionally imprisoning his own wife in a room driving her to Sevier depression no freedom of thought with a controlled environment John the narrator s husband as the dominant partner he controls and determined all his wife s decisions making because he viewed her as an incapable as childlike begin He treats her as an inferior as proven here John laughs at me of course but one expects that in marriage John dismissed his wives complains about her mental illness and rather laughed it off in a very cruel way driving her to madness

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