November 28, 2004

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Additional Quotes:

Davison also says, “…[the Female Gothic tradition] boundaries are blurred – the house may be revealed to be a prison and the husband a prisonmaster” (55). The frightening surroundings the narrator lives in contributes to the thought that “marriage becomes the ultimate prison” (55).

Davison notes, “the barred windows are not to protect children, but to protect inmates from jumping out” (58).

In his, “Escaping the Jaundiced Eye: Foucauldian Panopticism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper,” John S. Bak writes,
It is a room whose wallpaper reduces an artistic and articulate woman to a beast, stripped entirely of her sanity. and humanity and left crawling on all-fours in circuits, or smooches, about the room. For this reason, feminist critic Elaine Hedges wrote in 1973 that the "paper symbolizes her situation as seen by the men who control her and hence her situation as seen by herself" (Afterword 51), a view echoed by later critics. "The Yellow Wallpaper," then, became a feminist text that indicted the men who were responsible for the narrator's physical confinement and subsequent mental demise (39).


Sources:

Bak, John S. “Escaping the Jaundiced Eye: Foucauldian Panopticism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.” Studies in Short Fiction, 00393789, Winter94, Vol. 31, Issue 1

Davison, Carol Margaret. “Haunted House/Haunted Heroine: Female Gothic Closets in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” Taylor and Francis, Inc, 2004.

“Gothic.” Webster’s New World Dictionary. 2003.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper. 28 October 2004. .

Hume, Beverly A. “Gilman’s ‘Interminable Grotesque’ : The Narrator of ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” Studies in Short Fiction, 00393789, Fall91, Vol. 28, Issue 4.

Rose, Jane Atteridge. “Images of the Self: The Example of Rebecca Harding Davis and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” English Language Notes, 0013-8282, June 1, 1992, Vol. 29, Issue 4.

Suess, Barbara A. “The Writings on the Wall Symbolic Orders in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’” Women's Studies, 00497878, Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 32, Issue 1.

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