Charlotte Perkins Gilman S The Yellow Wallpaper An Analysis

Author: Verena Schörkhuber
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640174593
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Vienna (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Seminar des 2. Studienabschnitts, 40 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper seeks to shed light upon Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) - a text that has become an American feminist classic and has been interpreted as a 'transformed autobiography' (Shulman, xix), as a 'journalistic/clinical account of a woman's gradual descent into madness' (Bak, 39), and in multiple ways as a 'critique of gender relations' (Shulman, xix). It is a 'bitter story', as Ann J. Lane describes it, 'of a young woman driven to insanity by a loving husband-doctor, who, with the purest motives, imposed Mitchell's "rest cure"' (Lane, vii). The narrator of the story is diagnosed as suffering from a 'temporary nervous depression' (W, 4), which is today known as 'postpartum depression', that is, a depression caused by profound hormonal changes after childbirth. Written some five years after the author herself, following the birth of her first child, became 'a mental wreck' in need of a 'rest cure', "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a fictionalized account of Gilman's own subjection to the rest cure of Silas Weir Mitchell, whose mode of treatment so notoriously typified conventional late Victorian doctoring of women ."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman S The Yellow Wall Paper

Author: Catherine J. Golden
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134503555
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In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her landmark work, The Yellow Wall-Paper, generating spirited debates in literary and political circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Today this story of a young wife and mother succumbing to madness is hailed both as a feminist classic and a key text in the American literary canon. This sourcebook combines extracts from contemporary documents and critical reviews with incisive commentary, providing: *an introduction to the political, biographical and medical contexts in which Gilman was writing *a publishing and critical history of the work with extracts from the earliest reviews through to recent criticism *a chronology of key biographical and contextual events *an annotated guide to further reading *original illustrations and photographs of the author and figures related to the story. Filled with extensive commentary, as well as contextual and critical materials, this reprint of the complete original text--as published in the New England Magazine in 1892--constitutes an important critical edition.

The Yellow Wall Paper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821416537
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A critical edition of Gilman's turn-of-the-century feminist novel presents both manuscript and magazine versions, critically edited, and printed in parallel.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Charlotte Gilman
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722026936
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rare edition printed. Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here. Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include "turned," an ironic story with a startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; "Cottagette," concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; "Mr. Peebles' Heart," a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and three other outstanding stories. These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and women - and how they might be improved.

The Yellow Wallpaper And Other Stories

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111016
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Seven charming tales explore relations between the sexes and offer witty insights from a feminist perspective. Includes the 1892 title classic, plus "Cottagette," "Turned," "Mr. Peebles' Heart," and more.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Editor: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1512466840
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Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to write in her journal when her husband isn't looking. Her entries record her terrible and growing fascination with the hideous yellow wallpaper that dominates the room, documenting her slow descent into madness. This work by American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was based on the author's own experiences. She knew firsthand that the nineteenth-century medical establishment often had dangerously misguided ideas about women's mental and physical health. It is considered to be a seminal feminist work by some, a prime example of Gothic horror by others. First published in 1892, this is an unabridged version of Gilman's controversial short story.

Wild Unrest

Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199753000
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In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" captured a woman's harrowing descent into madness and drew on the author's intimate knowledge of mental illness. Like the narrator of her story, Gilman was a victim of what was termed "neurasthenia" or "hysteria"--a "bad case of the nerves." She had faced depressive episodes since adolescence, and with the arrival of marriage and motherhood, they deepened. In 1887 she suffered a severe breakdown and sought the "rest cure" of famed neurologist S. Weir Mitchell. Her marriage was a troubled one, and in the years that followed she separated from and ultimately divorced her husband. It was at this point, however, that Gilman embarked on what would become an influential career as an author, lecturer, and advocate for women's rights. Horowitz draws on a treasure trove of primary sources to illuminate the making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper": Gilman's journals and letters, which closely track her daily life and the reading that most influenced her; the voluminous diaries of her husband, Walter Stetson, which contain verbatim transcriptions of conversations with and letters from Charlotte; and the published work of S. Weir Mitchell, whose rest cure dominated the treatment of female "hysteria" in late 19th century America. Horowitz argues that these sources ultimately reveal that Gilman's great story emerged more from emotions rooted in the confinement and tensions of her unhappy marriage than from distress following Mitchell's rest cure. Wild Unrest adds immeasurably to our understanding of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, uncovering both the literary and personal sources behind "The Yellow Wall-Paper."

Charlotte Perkins Gilman S The Yellow Wall Paper And The History Of Its Publication And Reception

Author: Julie Bates Dock
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271040813
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Stylistic And Linguistic Means In Charlotte Perkins Gilman S The Yellow Wallpaper

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) has often been subject of feminist discourse but very seldom of queer discourse. In order to prove the importance of a queer reading, we analyse language and style of this text in order to present an interpretation beyond the feminist one which seems to be the most obvious. A close reading of the first 39 paragraphs will be given to make clear that “The Yellow Wallpaper” definitely offers enough textual material to read the text through a queer reader’s gaze. While there has been speculation on the topics to attempt to argue that Gilman herself was queer, a close analytical reading of the text only will prove this idea and will speak for itself. Before we have a closer look at the stylistic devices relevant for our interpretation, we need to give a short definition of the term “queer” and how it is used in our context. Crewe states that the adjective “queer” was used by Gilman in a period of great cultural change. The actual meaning at the time was “peculiar” or “strange”, but it slowly shifted to a euphemism associated with homosexuality (1995: 279). Furthermore, Crewe explains that the term connotes “certain consciousness of repression” which might lead “to ‘queer’ self-recognition on the part of the reader” (1995: 287). With the help of a queer analysis, the reader herself might be able to recognize the queerness of the text and the queerness of any kind in herself. We are using the term “queer” on several levels: firstly, to define same-sex desire; secondly, to describe a situation which varies from the norm, or male-defined, status quo; thirdly, to express queerness in characters; and fourthly, to describe the reader’s and the writer’s awareness that there is something strange, different, abnormal, peculiar, or awkward in the prevalent society, or, as Adrienne Rich states, about the “regime of compulsory heterosexuality” (Crewe 1995: 279). 2. An Analysis of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” “The Yellow Wallpaper” is enormously rich with stylistic elements. This is obvious in the layout, the text form and the text type. Gilman’s text is a short story, written in prose, consisting of 83 lines which are divided into 39 paragraphs and is structured like a journal, written in...

The Yellow Wallpaper And Other Writings

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Editor: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0553902679
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Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-twentieth-century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work. In addition to the title story, there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor, anger, and startling vision to suggest how women's "place" in society should be changed to benefit all. The nonfiction selections are from Gilman's The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture and her masterpiece, Women And Economics, which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist. Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman's utopian novel, Herland, an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all-female society and begin their odyssey by insisting, "This is a civilized country . . . there must be men." Gilman's analyses of economic and women's issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication. This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer. From the Paperback edition.