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Cody_W



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PostSubject: Re: The Yellow Wallpaper (once you've read it)   Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:22 pm

Upon reading The Yellow Wallpaper I kept thinking about one par of the story. When the wife explains the wall, she points out the blataint yellow designs that have no design and the the green moss-like designs on the bottom. This just stuck in my mind, and whenever I find myself thinking of this thats all i can think of. The oppisition of yellow and green and the chaotic nature of the paper is just uneasy. I cannot think of any other literature like this for I am not as much of a adament reader as I should be.
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PostSubject: Re: The Yellow Wallpaper (once you've read it)   Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:34 pm

What really struck me from this story was the symbolism of the bars on the windows and the bars on the wallpaper. I think that the lady in the wallpaper trapped by day and free by night symbolises the "crazy" woman's enslavement in the day by her husband. She's always repeating that he won't let her go to town and Jane(?) watches over her during the day while John's gone. Then, in the night both the crazy woman and the lady in the wallpaper are free to move around and do as they please. FREAKY!
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PostSubject: Re: The Yellow Wallpaper (once you've read it)   Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:56 pm

I agree with Nicole on what she said about the lady in the yellow wallpaper and how she was trapped by day and free by night and how it symbolizes the craziness within her. This reminded me of the novel Night by Elie Wiesel and the craziness that the boy in the novel has seen throughout the different interment camps.
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PostSubject: Re: The Yellow Wallpaper (once you've read it)   Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:36 am

The way that the woman looked out the window made one oof the greatest impressions in my mind. Like she was imprisoned in this room and all she can do is cling to the words her husband says about how much better she looks while she gazes out the window at the world passing her by. She talks about the beautiful garden that she never gets to walk in, and the lane that runs through the estate, and about how she watches john's sister walk far enough so that it'll be safe to write.

It's creepy how she sits and watches what she's being kept from, like she's living in her own world loking out her window at another which is nother more to her than a pretty picture which occasionally changes in the most predictable ways.

This (unfortunately) does not remind me of any other literature I've read.


Also I don't think that the man's wife really is suffering from post pardum depression. Considering her husband is supposed to be her own educated llive-in doctor why would he say things that would pull her down instead of promoting her well being. Like when he says he would sooner put fireworks in her pillow than let people visit her and risk her becoming "overstimulated". It seems over the top and eccentric. While he does get his point accross the underlying message he sends is that he would never do that because he would never ever ever want to do anything to hurt his precious troubled wife. Bull.
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