Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reading
THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
• "practical in the extreme. He has no patience in faith, an intense horror in
superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and
seen and put down in figures."
• "John does not know how much I suffer. He only knows there is no reason to
suffer, and that satisfies him."
• "Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would
do me good."
• "He is very careful and loving, and hardly lets me stir without special direction."
• "The colour is repellent, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow,
strangely faded by slow-turning sunlight."
• "There are things in that paper that nobody knows by me, or ever will."
• "And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern."
• "The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to
• "At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candle light, lamplight, and worst of all
by moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern I mean,