The Yellow Wallpaper Questions and Answers
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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What are some differences between "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Story of an Hour?"

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin are both feminist short stories written at the end of the 19th century.

The stories are similar in their themes of male dominance and female subjugation, but they contain key differences in their reaction. Gilman's unnamed narrator is confined by her doctor husband after she gives birth and suffers from postpartum depression; her husband is...

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