BOOK The Yellow Wallpaper
PDF ☆ BOOK The Yellow Wallpaper FREE ✓ Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote than 200 other short stories Seven of her finest are reprinted hereWritten from a feminist perspective often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by sociRee other outstanding storiesThese charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention but also offer ample food for thought about the social economic and personal relationship of men and women and how they might be improvedThe yellow wallpaper Three Thanksgivings The cottagette Turned Making a change If I were a man Mr Peebles' hea Reread in October 2018 As always amazing writing and stories that make you think Gotta love Gilman not only for her talent of writing but her courage to write such feminist pieces during the 18th century5 STARSI only had to read The Yellow Wallpaper for class however as soon as I read that short story I knew I would have to read her other stories Gilman's writing is flawless I honestly think Charlotte Perkins Gilman is my new favorite short story author ever Her uniue ideas and effortless writing is really something I mean she literally has me feeling sorry for the characters in under 10 pages that's talentOverall this is brilliant I'll come back to this later and write a proper review when I have time For now I highly recommend YOU whoever might be reading this read The Yellow Wallpaper because that's honestly the best short story I've read all year
Charlotte Perkins Gilman ↠ The Yellow Wallpaper MOBI
Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote than 200 other short stories Seven of her finest are reprinted hereWritten from a feminist perspective often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society the tales include turned an ironic story with a start Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a remarkable woman and utopian feminist ahead of her time Powerful thought provoking and profoundly illuminating Gilman developed seven short feminist narratives that seek to empower women and minorities oppressed by our patriarchal society Highly polemical gripping and infused with relevant themes she deconstructs the ideological subversion of both genders against the status uo promotes civil rights and economic independence and confronts the notion of toxic masculinity by giving a resonant voice that sends forth ripples even up to our present times The Yellow Wallpaper 45 stars You see he does not believe I am sick And what can one do? A harrowing narrative that chronicles a woman's descent into utter madness The rest cure is prescribed as a preferential treatment for the mental aberration of our narrator What happens thereafter is an unutterable horror as our narrator slowly loses her grip on reality dives into the existential abyss of insanity and finally fuses with the yellow wallpaper being one and the sameThree Thanksgivings 4 stars I don’t see that you’re over run with club women mother said JeannieIt’s Thanksgiving you know; they’re all at home I hope they are all as happy as thankful for their homes as I am for mine said Mrs Morrison Mrs Morrison has spent most of her life living in her father's house Now a widow she wants to honour her father's legacy by keeping and maintaining the house However having a mortgage tied to someone who she isn't fond of is a total nightmare If she cannot pay the interest as well as the principal in two years time she would be forced to live with one of her children or marry the pertinacious man With three thanksgivings she realizes something and pursues economic freedom by devising a sound strategic plan Just don't forget that perfect roasted turkey mashed potatoes pumpkin pie roasted vegetables and other side dishes as well as that old fashioned pecan pie and even a delightful snickerdoodle The Cottagette 5 stars It is not true always my dear said he that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; at least it’s not the only way Ladies if you can find someone like Ford Matthews by all means and good heavens marry the damn man Or else I would Well that is if he is gay Turned 4 stars Some men can love two women at one time This was not love Infidelity with a little twist That's all I have to say lest I spoil everythingMaking a Change 35 stars Don’t say a thing dearie — I understand I understand I tell you Oh my dear girl — my precious daughter We haven’t been half good enough to you Frank and I But cheer up now — I’ve got the loveliest plan to tell you about We are going to make a change Listen now A wife husband mother in law and a newborn baby in one house The wife decides to give up her passion for music to tend to the needs of her family Tied to domestic drudgery the wife does something unthinkable Luckily her mother in law rescues her and devises a plan that would make everyone in that little home happy If I Were A Man 5 starsA look at gender through the eyes of a man but with the empathy of a woman Much like Beyoncé's If I Were a Boy an ode to female empowerment As for Mother Eve — I wasn’t there and can’t deny the story but I will say this If she brought evil into the world we men have had the lion’s share of keeping it going ever since — how about that? Mr Peebles' Heart 6 starsMy personal favourite A delightful and entertaining read about a 50 year old man a current store owner who believed in his younger years that it was his sole duty and responsibility to supply for the needs of his entire family A martyr he definitely is He takes it upon himself to be a good provider and breadwinner for everyone he loves — because society dictates it and anything that is not within the masculine norm is frowned upon He might sound happy and content but the story tells us otherwise He also loves music and travelling but his wife disapproves of it One day at an opportune moment his doctor gives him a leisurely trip that he will forever and gratefully remember A story that challenges hegemonic masculinity Why not? Why not be your own man for once in your life — do what you want to — not what other people want you to?
DOC Í The Yellow Wallpaper ↠ Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow WallpaperLing twist in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; Cottagette concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; Mr Peebles' Heart a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister in law a doctor persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe with revivifying results; The Yellow Wallpaper; and th This wallpaper has a kind of subpattern in a different shade a particularly irritating one for you can only see it in certain lights and not clearly then But in the places where it isn’t faded and where the sun is just so—I can see a strange provoking formless sort of figure that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design Classic horror in small doses provided by an author I had not heard about but who is now someone I will seek out for other stories The Yellow Wallpaper tells the story of a woman who is incarcerated in her own house and basically confined to rest in a room without being allowed to do anything No work no mental diversion All because her keepers mainly her husband believe this is what is best for her even though he does not understand the reason for the woman's illness John does not know how much I really suffer He knows there is no reason to suffer and that satisfies him Over the three months of her confinement the woman has nothing to occupy her mind except for the room she is in and the wallpaper hanging in pieces It is a big airy room the whole floor nearly with windows that look all ways and air and sunshine galore It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children and there are rings and things in the walls 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 One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin In fact the description of the room strongly reminded me of Stefan Zweig's Chess Story where a prisoner is held and where isolation inactivity and a bare room is used as a form of torture In order to keep sane the prisoner starts an imaginary chess game against himself which he cannot winSo when reading The Yellow Wallpaper's first few chapters I suspected that the story might reveal similar motives As the paragraphs went on however I became less interested in the motives of the carers or captors and instead increasingly interested in the woman's identity She is not named Was she a person or was she a ghost? For a story written in 1890 The Yellow Wallpaper packs a lot of punch I had not expected that the story was not really written as a horror story but was written as social commentary based on the author's own experience which in fact just adds to its poignancy When Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote the The Yellow Wallpaper she knew about suffering from post natal depression and had first hand experience of the then newly developed prescription on rest cures a treatment consisted primarily in isolation confinement to bed dieting electrotherapy and massage because she had been a patient of the developer of said cure Silas Weir Mitchell who even gets a mention in The Yellow Wallpaper I guess this is another instance where fiction and fact are inseparable and where circumstances that once described the fate of real people will now pass as classic horror