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Short Story Sunday

“The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: How an Environment Invades the Mind

Let’s create a scenario inside your head. All you gotta do is respond to these questions inside your head.

Does your room have a wallpaper?

If YesIf No
Do you love that wallpaper? What would the perfect design of that wallpaper be?
If you answered yes: Lucky you! Not everybody has that luxury. Now move onto reading the rest of this table because these senarios are enough to spook the mind.

If answered no: Why don’t you love that wallpaper? Is it the patterns? Is it the colors? Have you done anything to get rid of it?
Now what if that idea of the perfect wallpaper wasn’t given to. What would you do?

What if you have to live in a room where you have the most ugliest wallpaper you’ve ever seen?

Now imagine living in 1892, as a white woman, diagnosed with temporary nervous depression, and having to be treated for a mental illness in a room with a bed nailed to the floor, a scratched floor, and this wallpaper in your

I don’t know about you, but this wallpaper is so ugly and terrifying that it would probably cause many nightmares. To me, this wallpaper looks terrifying because it’s damaged to the point that it tells a story. A story that I don’t want to know where those damages come from.

This short story tackles that idea.

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Reading Tips & Tricks

Where Should I Read My Books? Digital vs. Physical? Kindle vs. Apple Book? Paperback vs. Hardcover vs. Market Mass Copy? Here’s Our Recommendation

I’m a book lover like most English graduates and because we live in a digital era, there are so many ways to read books. Nowadays, you can read books on apps, online, in audio with audiobooks, e-readers, and the old fashion way, through physical books. There are so many ways to read a book that it could be a bit overwhelming. So without much delay, here is what this English graduate recommends.

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin
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Short Story Sunday

Short Story Sunday Review, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” by Flannery O’Connor