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.
Studies in Short Fiction
Johnson, Greg. "Gilman's Gothic Allegory: Rage and Redemption in "The Yellow Wallpaper"." Studies in Short Fiction 26.4 (1989): 521-30. Print.