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1A03 Day 13 (The Yellow Wallpaper).docx

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McMaster University
Jeffery Donaldson

March 6/2013 English 1A03 The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Repeated pattern of confinement - Sense of entrapment / imprisonment - The change of our psychological experiences o The sudden glimpse of freedom and stirring of imagination - The experience of confinement and the attempt to get better - “dead paper” – indicates that there is a certain detachment in her mind as well o A conditioning of what the paper is before she starts to write o “this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind” – contrasting paradox o Pattern of death and life - Doppelganger motif - Wallpaper o Hides things o Common in the Victorian era - What she is creating in the journal is herself o She has released herself in the journal as well, not just from the wallpaper - Writing and wallpaper are closely linked - The story IS the journal entries - Poems ask questions of orientation (in space): o What am I, where am I, how am I, what and / or who am I related to? - Stories ask questions of destiny (movement in time): 1) “What sorts of things happen to us and what do the things that happen to us tell us about who we are?” 2) “What sorts of
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