January 18, 2004

Isn't it ironic....don't you think?

So this weekend, I went to my friends house, and her room reminds me of the story we read, The Yellow Wallpaper......

The walls in her room are painted yellow, and she has a silhouette of herself filled with pictures of her. So you see, there is a woman on her wall, and when i was laying on her couch, staring at the wall, i thought about the story we read. Now, on to the story. When I first started reading it, I didn't understand it, the author was absolutely everywhere with it. As it progressed, i began to see signs in the narrator that i thought were because of depression. Eventually, I realized the narrator was crazy. The lady was definitely crazy, and i think she knew it. The one part, she started to say that she was "better in body perhaps...." and then she stopped, as her husband yelled at her to never say such things. I think she was going to say but not in mind. Other people in our class, such as tiffany and diana think that the narrator killed herself. I don't agree with this. First of all, when her husband walked in the room, she spoke to him before he fainted. It was what she said that caused him to faint, not that she was lying there dead. Also, there is one point in the story where she mentions jumping out the window and is like, no i couldn't do that. I just think she went mentally insane. I think that maybe its because she was trying so hard to convince her husband that she was really sick, she eventually became extremely sick. On the contrarty, it could have been them locking her in that room that made her go nuts. I am curious to discuss the story in class and see what other people have come up with.

Posted by Lori Rupert at January 18, 2004 06:18 PM

Hey Lori,
I know what you mean about the story, I was really confused. At the end I thought maybe the wallpaper lady was supposed to be the woman that was ill because she wanted to be free and all that stuff. Does that make sense? Oh well.

Posted by: SueMyers at January 18, 2004 07:02 PM
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