December 1, 2004

This Yellow Wallpaper Thing is Difficult...

The Yellow Wallpaper - ahh, what is there to say about it? Hrm, only that it was probably one of the BEST things we have read in Lit class this semester. But what is there to say about this story?

Linda brings up a striking conversation about the main narrator of the story suffereing from post-partum depression. However, I did my research paper on this and ALMOST swung in the direstion of what type of depression did the narrator have. I steered clear of that topic but I think I'll rant about it on here.

I do not feel that there is adequate enough information to pass judgement on ANY type of depression that the narrator may have suffered from. There just isn't enough evidence or claims made in the story. Sure she just had a baby, sure she started to go down hill from there, but does that necessarily mean she has post-partum depression? There are many different types of depression and mental illness out there - and believe me, sometimes they take forever to find the right and truely correct diagnosis for the person suffering from it too.

I think, and if I had to make my own opinion on this like Linda has, I would have to go with psychotic depression. The narrator suffers from severe depressed feelings and even goes so far as to hallucinate images from the yellow wallpaper. That in itself is what I believe to be far beyond what normal women suffering from post-partum depression would experience.

Posted by ReneeDeFloria at December 1, 2004 1:44 AM
Comments

I totally agree with you the book was great but it did not have enough details in it to give you a good understanding of what was actually happening! I think she suffered from like post-partum depression just because of the fact that she had recentnly given birth and she was so out of touch with reality.

Posted by: Gina at December 1, 2004 12:00 PM

I totally agree with you the book was great but it did not have enough details in it to give you a good understanding of what was actually happening! I think she suffered from like post-partum depression just because of the fact that she had recentnly given birth and she was so out of touch with reality.

Posted by: Gina at December 1, 2004 12:00 PM