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The latest questions and answers, from members following The Yellow Wallpaper at eNotes.

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    The woman behind the wallpaper represents the narrator's repressed self that she envisions as a prisoner in the domestic sphere of her life. The more that the narrator looks at this wallpaper, the more a woman takes shape: And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern. I don't like it a bit. I wonder--I begin to think--I wish John would take me away from here! This woman is the manifestation of the narrator's...

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    What are some examples of asyndeton in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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    As the dim shape in the wallpaper becomes clearer, what does the narrator realize it is?

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    How does the speaker's husband feel about her writing?

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    Compare and contrast the way the female characters are presented in Kate Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings" and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."

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    Looking at the minor characters in "The Yellow Wallpaper," analyze the view of women during this time period. Use the text to support your ideas, supplying specific examples.

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    What is a detailed description of the wallpaper in "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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    In "The Yellow Wallpaper," is the narrator afraid of her husband, John?

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    Are appropriated texts just as valuable as the texts upon which they were based such as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, based on "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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    If “Setting” is the general locale, historical time, and social circumstances in which the action of a fictional or dramatic work occurs, in what country would "The Yellow Wallpaper" be set?

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    How do we know the narrator's name is Jane in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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    Do you think that the narrator is mentally ill to begin with, or has something else caused her to become mentally ill in "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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    What are the ways in which the authors create and develop the narrators in "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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    What are the dramatic conventions of "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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    What's an example of direct characterization and indirect characterization in the yellow wallpaper?

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    I am writing a response paper. This is the last three sentences in my introduction paragraph. Charlotte Perkins Gilman has created a character that believes she is trapped within the yellow wall-paper. The yellow wall-paper that the narrator begins to detest is a significant symbol in the story of the narrator’s declining mental state. Her mental instability is shown in the way she describes the yellow wall-paper and how this description...

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    What does the woman behind the wallpaper represent? How does the narrator come to identify with her?

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