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Part of The Wadsworth Casebooks for Reading, Research, and Writing Series, this new title provides all the materials a student needs to complete a literary research assignment in one convenient location.
A woman gradually suffers a mental breakdown as a result of confinement and denial of her creative energies by her husband.
1. INTRODUCTION. The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story and a Life. 2. LITERATURE. About the Author. The Yellow Wallpaper. Discussion Questions. Research Questions. 3. SECONDARY SOURCES. Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper. Elaine R. Hedges - Scudder's Comments on The Yellow Wallpaper. Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar - from The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. Ann J. Lane - Silas Weir Mitchell. Mary A. Hill - The Crown of Womanhood, 1884-1887. Paula A. Treichler - Escaping the Sentence: Diagnosis and Discourse inThe Yellow Wallpaper. Catherine Golden - "Overwriting" the Rest Cure: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Literary Escape from S. Weir Mitchell's Fictionalization of Women. Denise D. Knight - from The Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 4. SAMPLE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER. Erin Justino - Concepts of Confinement and Escape in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. 5. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Fiction. Nonfiction. Verse. Bibliography. Biography. Criticism and Commentary. Electronic and Media Sources. Sound Recordings. World Wide Web Sites. 6. APPENDIX: DOCUMENTING SOURCES.
Posted July 7, 2005
Reading 'The Yellow Wallpaper' after being diagnosed with depression myself, was an eye-opening experience. It is so scary to realize how misunderstood and mistreated depression was in the past! The treatment turned out to be the worst thing you could possibly do to somebody who is suffering from depression! To think that that is how depression was treated during the times that this book was written is frightening, to say the very least. Reading this book added a whole other dimension to my understanding of the condition of women during that time in American culture. I highly recommend it to anybody interested in the history of women in the American culture.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.