This week we turn our attention to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.”
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In a 200-word post, please answer two of the following question sets:
1. What psychological stages does the narrator go through as the story progresses?
2. How does the wallpaper function as a symbol in this story? What do you conclude about the narrator when she becomes increasingly interested in the woman she finds there?
3. The story is narrated in present tense. Would its effect be different if it were narrated in past tense? Why, or why not?
4. In real life, Gilman’s husband and doctor were two separate people. In the story, the narrator’s husband is her doctor as well. Why do you think Gilman made this change? What is the effect of her combining the two?