“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 Yes||If 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
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