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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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How would you characterize the narrator in the story "The Yellow Wallpaper"?

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The narrator, who is never directly named, is a wife, a new mother, and is under the care of several people--her doctor (also her husband), sister, and others in the house.  She has been isolated from friends in the country, and isolated from any mental stimulation in order to recover from her post-partum depression (of course, when the story was written, there was no name for this condition).   She does secretly keep a journal...one wonders how differently the story...

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