Discuss the meaning of the title in "The Yellow Wallpaper."

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I had to modify the original question, but think I was able to preserve its original intent.  The focus of the yellow wallpaper in the story has several specific purposes.  I think that the most pressing of them is that the woman's construction of what is happening in the yellow wallpaper as she studies it from her bed of confinement is the only freedom she is allowed.  She is not allowed to maintain a journal, leave the bedroom, express what she is feeling, or do anything of the sort.  In the end, all she can do is study the wallpaper.  Through this analysis, she projects her own condition of being trapped and subjugated on the designs in the wallpaper.  The...

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