Summary of the Yellow Wallpaper

Summary of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gillman In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Gillman tells a story of a woman, her hubby, and their 3 month remain at a gorgeous house with horrible yellow wallpaper in the bedroom. The story begins with the female’s complaints to her partner John about his choice to utilize the room with the yellow wallpaper instead of one with roses on the window being rejected since he felt it would be good for her “worried condition”.

The woman thought that there was something weird about the house but John told her that her feelings were mere nonsense and that she ought to get plenty of rest during their stay to attempt and assist her condition.

He told her that she need to also stay away from her love of writing while he is away treating his patients since it would be too stressful for her condition. Throughout John’s frequent absences the woman starts to obsess over the yellow wallpaper, even reaching to look at it all night. The female started to hallucinate about a girl being trapped within the wallpaper after dark and creeping around the garden by day.

Her spouse believed she was improving when all that was happening was his other half was going nuts attempting not to trouble him. The lady spoke of a frequent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes looking at you upside down. By the end of the story the lady barricaded herself in the bedroom, ripping down wallpaper in a desperate effort to free the woman that sneaks in the garden by day and is caught in the walls during the night. The function of the story is to show how both males and females need to have a purpose in society.