The Yellow Wallpaper Questions and Answers
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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How were the conflicts resolved? Please, help me someone .

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If the story does resolve it resolves with a horrifying ending as the narrator, in her desperate fight to free herself from her depressing confinement "releases" what she perceives as her alter-ego from behind the evil-colored paper that confines her, the hideously patterned yellow wallpaper being symbolic of the patriarchal repression under which she has suffered.  That she must descend into insanity in order to be free is what creates the horror.

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I agree with the earlier posters that there is no neat (and certainly no happy) resolution to the conflict in...

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