Title

Gilman's Gothic Allegory: Rage and Redemption in The Yellow Wallpaper

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1989

Abstract

Discusses the 19th-century short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper,' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Comparison with the insistence of the poet Emily Dickinson's mother to install new wallpaper in her bedroom before Emily was born; Suggestion of Gothic themes of confinement and rebellion, forbidden desire and irrational fear; View of the behavior of the story's female narrator.

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