Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper Part 2

In our last episode we met an unnamed woman who was suffering from what we would now know as postpartum depression. Due to her nervousness she is prescribed the rest cure by her physician. Her husband wisks her away to live for the summer in a large and isolated country house. The room they take is the old nursery at the top of the house with hideous yellow wallpaper. As part of her cure she is not to do anything that may cause her nervousness to become worse. So, the woman spends most of her time confined to her room. At some point she starts to believe that something is trapped in pattern of the wallpaper. However;  she knows saying anything won’t help her……

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