What is the significance of the wallpapered room in the story "The Yellow Wallpaper?"  

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In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," the narrator is confined to a house after suffering post-partum depression. She describes her bedroom as follows:

It is a big, airy room, the whole floor nearly, with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore. ...
The paint and paper look as if a boys' school had used it. It is stripped off--the paper in great patches all around the head of my bed, about as far as I can reach, and in a great place on the other side of the room low down. I never saw a worse paper in my life.
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The color is repellent, almost...

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