full list of every character in The Yellow Wallpaper & who they are — narrator, John, Jennie, Jane, Mary, baby, brother, mother, cousins & Weir Mitchell! go here if you just want a summary of The Yellow Wallpaper Unnamed Protagonist & Narrator: Our unnamed protagonist is the narrator of the story “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” a […]
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Hall, Thelma R. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”: A Surrealistic Portrayal of a Woman’s Arrested Development.” 1994. Hume, Beverly A. “Managing Madness in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”.” Studies in American Fiction, vol. 30 no. 1, 2002, p. 3-20. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/saf.2002.0005. Khwaja, Mahek. “The Yellow Wallpaper: the flawed prescription.” Hektoen International Journal. vol. 12 […]
The following essay is written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who wrote The Yellow Wall-Paper. It was first published in The Forerunner in October 1913. Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper? Many and many a reader has asked that. When the story first came out, in the New England Magazine about 1891, a […]
Illustrator Sara Barkat interviews the creative forces behind a new film version of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper.
Summary of the Yellow Wallpaper In The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a woman is persuaded by her husband, John, to take the rest cure from an ambiguous nervous breakdown (possibly linked to post-partum depression). The house they go to is old, broken-down, and, our unnamed narrator and main character thinks, quite possibly haunted—at […]
How do you do literary analysis? You might begin by treating it as a conversation between you, the reader, and the writer’s words. After all, the story wants to be heard. Let’s start with The Yellow-Wallpaper.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ using Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Much Madness is divinest Sense–’ as our guide.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of ‘The Yellow Wall-Paper’ using Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant–’ as our guide.
Join author Megan Willome as we read a graphic novel of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” using Emily Dickinson’s poem “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers–” as our guide.
“When I teach poetry,” says author Megan Willome, “I remind people that there is no secret code to crack. So also with this story. There isn’t one right answer — or rather, there are as many answers as there are shades of yellow.” Come share your palette of views, in our new book club!
The Yellow Wall-Paper may seem like a simple story on the surface, but it’s actually quite complex. This analysis of the classic 1892 story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman probes that complexity in fascinating ways.
Megan Willome reviews Sara Barkat’s new graphic novel adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and explores the power of *writing,* to keep the soul steady.
Book Description “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a short story that was written in the late 1800s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, after she suffered a serious downturn with depression, upon taking a doctor’s advice to engage in the “rest cure” and abandon creative pursuits forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, this image-rich work has […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Two Skies from England They have a sky in Albion, At least they tell me so; But she will wear a veil so thick, And she does have the sulks so quick, And weeps so long and slow, That one can hardly know. Yes, there’s a sky in […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Limits On sand—loose sand and shifting— On sand—dry sand and drifting— The city grows to the west; Not till its border reaches The ocean-beaten beaches Will it rest. On hills—steep hills and lonely, That stop at cloudland only— The city climbs to the sky; Not till the souls […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems It is Good to Be Alive It is good to be alive when the trees shine green, And the steep red hills stand up against the sky; Big sky, blue sky, with flying clouds between— It is good to be alive and see the clouds drive by! It […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Among the Gods How close the air of valleys, and how close The teeming little life that harbors there! For me, I will climb mountains. Up and up, Higher and higher, till I pant for breath In that thin clearness. Still? There is no sound Nor memory of […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems The Ship The sunlight is mine! And the sea! And the four wild winds that blow! The winds of heaven that whistle free— They are but slaves to carry me Wherever I choose to go! Fire for a power inside! Air for a pathway free! I traverse the […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Waste Doth any man consider what we waste Here in God’s garden? While the sea is full, The sunlight smiles, and all the blessed earth Offers her wealth to our intelligence. We waste our food, enough for half the world, In helpless luxury among the rich, In helpless […]
< Return to Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems Finding Out of great darkness and wide wastes of silence, Long loneliness, and slow untasted years, Came a slow filling of the empty places, A slow, sweet lighting of forgotten faces, A smiling under tears. A light of dawn that filled the brooding heaven, A warmth that kindled […]