History Literature / TheYellowWallpaper

9th May '16 12:06:14 AM vifetoile
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* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:The narrator, by the end]].

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* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:The narrator, by Deconstructed - there's nothing ''at all'' romantic or pretty about the end]].narrator's illness.
28th Apr '16 10:43:13 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationExpansion: The film adaptation gives the narrator a name, expands a bit on her (meager, tiny) social life, and expands on the character of her husband, John.



* {{Hypocrite}}: In the film, John. He gives a lecture on the importance of mental stimulation, exercise, and fresh air--[[spoiler:while his isolated, cloistered wife is having her psychotic break in the attic]].



* NamedByTheAdaptation: The narrator is named "[[AuthorAvatar Charlotte]]" in the film adaptation.


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* AdaptationExpansion: The film adaptation gives the narrator a name, expands a bit on her (meager, tiny) social life, and expands on the character of her husband, John.
* {{Hypocrite}}: John gives a lecture on the importance of mental stimulation, exercise, and fresh air--[[spoiler:while his isolated, cloistered wife is having her psychotic break in the attic]].
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The narrator is named "[[AuthorAvatar Charlotte]]" in the film adaptation.
28th Apr '16 10:41:38 PM PaulA
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* ForgottenFramingDevice: To start with there are several references to the fact that the protagonist is keeping a journal, such as one section ending with her saying that she has to stop writing now because she has a visitor. These fade out about halfway through, and by the end she's narrating events as they happen. (Events which clearly do not involve her stopping to write anything down.)
14th Nov '15 9:29:14 PM DustinKoski
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A landmark feminist work, its depiction of postpartum psychosis was also an inspiration for early [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic horror]], in particular ''Literature/TheKingInYellow''. [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/hp-lovecraft-on-yellow-wallpaper-by.html Note]] that Creator/HPLovecraft may have named the Gilman family after her when writing ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' (and as a pun on "gill"). In 2011, a film version of the story was released.

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A landmark feminist work, its depiction of postpartum psychosis was also an inspiration for early [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic horror]], in particular ''Literature/TheKingInYellow''. [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/hp-lovecraft-on-yellow-wallpaper-by.html Note]] that Creator/HPLovecraft may have named the Gilman family after her when writing ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' (and as a pun on "gill"). In 2011, a film version of the story was released. Read by Chilling Tales for Dark Nights [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYIBJ9YXDJk here]].
18th Oct '15 10:56:37 PM otakusapien
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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "I always lock the door when I creep by daylight." This is where the reader realizes how deep into madness the narrator's slipping.]]
3rd Oct '15 9:27:31 AM Specialist290
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* AuthorAvatar

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* AuthorAvatarAuthorAvatar: The narrator is implied to be a fictionalized version of Gilman herself.



* BerthaInTheAttic



* GoMadFromTheIsolation

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* GoMadFromTheIsolationGoMadFromTheIsolation: Being locked in a room with nothing to do for months on end has an adverse effect on the narrator's mental health.



* MindScrew

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* MindScrewMadwomanInTheAttic: The narrator is slowly driven insane by being cooped up in the room with the yellow wallpaper with nothing to do except stare at it and see patterns in it.
* MindScrew: The latter half of the story gets increasingly incoherent as a symptom of the narrator's decaying mental state.
17th Aug '15 12:41:52 PM StClair
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* CreatorBreakdown: The story becomes even more disturbing when you find out that it was based on Gilman's own experiences with depression and Victorian-era doctors.
17th Aug '15 12:40:34 PM StClair
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* PurpleProse: It's deliberately written this way to show her boredom. All she has ''time'' to do is overly describe the room she's in.

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* PurpleProse: It's deliberately written this way to show her boredom. All she She has ''time'' nothing to do is ''but'' overly describe the room she's in.
1st Aug '15 12:00:05 AM nemui10pm
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* AbandonedHospital: Although it is never stated outright, it is heavily implied that the narrator is not the first person to suffer a mental breakdown in the room with yellow wallpaper. The windows are barred and there are bite marks on the (heavy, bolted-down) bed - which [[CaptainOblivious the narrator assumes to be signs that previous occupants were particularly rowdy children]].
21st Jun '15 10:16:34 PM nombretomado
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A landmark feminist work, its depiction of postpartum psychosis was also an inspiration for early [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic horror]], in particular ''TheKingInYellow''. [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/hp-lovecraft-on-yellow-wallpaper-by.html Note]] that Creator/HPLovecraft may have named the Gilman family after her when writing ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' (and as a pun on "gill"). In 2011, a film version of the story was released.

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A landmark feminist work, its depiction of postpartum psychosis was also an inspiration for early [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic horror]], in particular ''TheKingInYellow''.''Literature/TheKingInYellow''. [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/hp-lovecraft-on-yellow-wallpaper-by.html Note]] that Creator/HPLovecraft may have named the Gilman family after her when writing ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' (and as a pun on "gill"). In 2011, a film version of the story was released.
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