Describe the narrators predicament and her families response to it in "The Yellow Wallpaper".
The narrator of Charlotte Perkins Gillman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" is an unnamed married woman who has purportedly just given birth to her first child. The narrative is a recount of her experience as she is taken to an estate to undergo what was then known as "the rest cure". The reason why the woman needs the "rest cure" is because, from what the reader can infer, she is suffering from what we known in modern days as "post partum depression". The feelings that often arise as a result of post partum depression include melancholy, anxiety, and sometimes even psychosis.
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