The Yellow Wallpaper Short Story . Writing at all about the lives of women was considered at best frivolous and at worst dangerous. Literary critics generally agree that if the story were to proceed further the narrator would be sent to a mental hospital.
The short-story shows that women are afraid of expressing their feelings in order not to baffle husbands or to make them angry. Literary critics generally agree that if the story were to proceed further the narrator would be sent to a mental hospital. The author surely highlights that blatant sexism is present in society.
The Yellow Wallpaper is a very odd sort of story.
Formatted according to the MLA handbook 8 th edition. The 19th-century treatment for postpartum depression then called nervous depression was a rest-cure that called for isolating a woman from her societal duties and forcing her into inactivity. Gilman ends The Yellow Wallpaper on an ambiguous note. That she can only write down her experiences when her husband John is not around since he has forbidden her to write until she is well again believing it will overexcite her.