The Yellow Wallpaper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
AUTHOR – CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
• Published on 1892
• Written on 6th and 7th June 1890
• Committed suicide on 17th Augus...
THEME – DOMESTIC CIRCLE AS PRISON
• The narrator is trapped in a prison-like nursery.
• It is a symbol of the narrator’s m...
THEME - Status of Women during the 19th
Century
• Narrator  seems to unable to fulfil her role as a wife and a new
mother...
PLOT
• the narrator tells how uneasy she is with the house that
her husband has rented for the summer. John is making all ...
PLOT
• the wallpaper scares Jane and she starts to imagine
that there is a woman trapped in that wallpaper.
• The narrator...
PLOT
• when her husband faints because he is too surprised
and shocked of Jane’s craziness.
• Jane goes on tearing the wal...
SETTING - TIME
• This story takes place during a summer
• The time when the story was written and published is in the late...
SETTING - PLACE
• In an isolated countryside estate.
• In a home that is rented by Jane’s husband so that she can rest and...
The three main characters in this short story are
Jane (the narrator), John, and Jennie.
CHARACTERS - JANE
• Jane is the m...
CHARACTER - JOHN
• John is Jane’s husband
• a successful physician
• treats Jane more like one of his patients than a wife...
CHARACTER - JENNIE
• Jennie is Jane’s sister-in-law.
• described as a perfect housekeeper.
• happy to help Jane to keep th...
LANGUAGE AND STYLE
• First person point of view.
• In a journal form.
• Enable the readers to feel sympathy.
• not sure wh...
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  1. 1. The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  2. 2. AUTHOR – CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN • Published on 1892 • Written on 6th and 7th June 1890 • Committed suicide on 17th August 1935 after she discovered about her inoperable breast cancer Wrote this story to    To adjust society’s mind regarding the role of women in society Highlight the lack of women’s autonomy that might cause damage to their mental and physical health
  3. 3. THEME – DOMESTIC CIRCLE AS PRISON • The narrator is trapped in a prison-like nursery. • It is a symbol of the narrator’s misery as a continuous reminder of her responsibilities to keep the house clean and take care of their children. A number of secured windows and a bed that cannot be moved also symbolize a room in the past that was used to keep an insane person. The narrator feels like the disturbing wallpaper is following her and keeping a close observation on her like a prison cell.
  4. 4. THEME - Status of Women during the 19th Century • Narrator  seems to unable to fulfil her role as a wife and a new mother. • Women was expected by the society eyes to be in the role of wife and mother and nothing more; whereas, John as the husband who seem dominant in the story, actually reflect the other side of the society. the author reflects on how the she actually wanted to get out of the strict status quo and the society expectation through the character of the Narrator
  5. 5. PLOT • the narrator tells how uneasy she is with the house that her husband has rented for the summer. John is making all decisions for her including when and what she is suffering from. • narrator wants to write and socialize but forbidden by her husband that tells her to rest. Jane is repressed because of John not taking her seriously at that time. • the wallpaper scares Jane and she starts to imagine that there is a woman trapped in that wallpaper. EXPOSITION CONFLICT COMPLICATION
  6. 6. PLOT • the wallpaper scares Jane and she starts to imagine that there is a woman trapped in that wallpaper. • The narrator tears down all the wallpaper in her room as a sign of her rebellion which she takes to achieve her freedom. to free the woman in the wallpaper as if she tries to free herself. COMPLICATION CLIMAX
  7. 7. PLOT • when her husband faints because he is too surprised and shocked of Jane’s craziness. • Jane goes on tearing the wallpaper down, thinking that she has finally achieved her freedom. FALLING ACTION CONCLUSION
  8. 8. SETTING - TIME • This story takes place during a summer • The time when the story was written and published is in the late 19th century • The story was written in 1890 but was published a year and a half later in 1892.
  9. 9. SETTING - PLACE • In an isolated countryside estate. • In a home that is rented by Jane’s husband so that she can rest and get well sooner. • The house, through the narrator’s description, is more like a colonial mansion. • Happened in a rural area surrounded by beautiful gardens and woods with a lovely winding road towards the house. • The major setting is in the room lived by the narrator herself with the yellow wallpaper.
  10. 10. The three main characters in this short story are Jane (the narrator), John, and Jennie. CHARACTERS - JANE • Jane is the main character and she is dissatisfied with being a housekeeper. • the main protagonist • an upper-class wife and mother
  11. 11. CHARACTER - JOHN • John is Jane’s husband • a successful physician • treats Jane more like one of his patients than a wife. • very strict and controlling towards his wife with excuse that it was as part of her treatment • seems to love and care about his wife but he did not realize the effect of his treatment on her
  12. 12. CHARACTER - JENNIE • Jennie is Jane’s sister-in-law. • described as a perfect housekeeper. • happy to help Jane to keep the house clean and let Jane rest all day. • Her existence grows the narrator’s guilt over as the she’s unable to act as a proper wife and mother.
  13. 13. LANGUAGE AND STYLE • First person point of view. • In a journal form. • Enable the readers to feel sympathy. • not sure whether the narrator’s perceptions really reflect about what was going on

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