Narrator + Woman is Wallpaper = Same Person

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" moonlight, it becomes bars! The outside pattern I mean, and the woman behind it is as plain as can be." (GIlman 6)

There is some very obvious symbolism in this statement. The woman who is narrating the story is essentially going crazy in this room and has become obsessive with analyzing the yellow wallpaper. She feels imprisoned in this room surrounded by all this terrible yellow wallpaper. Similarly, the woman in the wallpaper is trapped behind bars in the wallpaper. Both women can very well be the same person. So the narrator is seeing herself going crazy in the wallpaper.


I also sort of saw that since her husband was forcing her to stay there, that he was trying to confine her. He continually told her she was not ill, she was healthy, thus driving her to lose her mind in a horrible situation and room.

Kayla Lesko said:

Since her husband didn't let her do anything,I think the narrator saw herself in the wallpaper since she wasn't allowed to do much else.

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