Wow, we have analyzed "The Yellow Wallpaper" so much I think it is starting to make ME crazy!
I did really enjoy reading this story though. It is kind of ambigous; you can bring in so many different viewpoints and ideas. For example, some think that the woman died at the end, some think she didn't. I think that is really neat that the author wrote a story that is interesting and detailed enough to make us want to read it, but yet keep it ambiguous at the same time, so we can apply our own thoughts to it.
What is really interesting is the author's reference to rings and bars and things on the wall. I wish we knew what they were. I doubt it was a child's gymnasium as suggested by Jane. It is interesting that the bed is bolted to the floor and the wallpaper is torn all about the bed, AS FAR AS SHE CAN REACH, and around the walls, up to the SAME HEIGHT as when Jane is crawling around on the floor at the end of the story. It makes me wonder if Jane was in this room before and doesn't remember. The room must have been used for some sort of torture, and it seems too much to me for it to be just a coincidence that all the torn paper is within her reach. Why would the author have noted that unless she thought it was very important?
But we will never know, I guess!