Other patients treated by Mitchell, including the critic and historian Amelia Gere Mason and writer Sarah Butler Wister, tailored their treatments to suit their lifestyles, with Mitchell encouraging their intellectual and creative pursuits.
Outside her window in the garden, she sees many other creeping women and expresses her preference for her room and its wallpaper, revealing that her own creeping has formed the smudge around the room. Then the floor is scratched and gouged and splintered, the plaster itself is dug out here and there, and this great heavy bed which is all we found in the room, looks as if it had been through the wars.
But I find I get pretty tired when I try.
I wanted one downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings!
Worse yet, it may not. In this damp weather it is awful, I wake up in the night and find it hanging over me. But there is something else about that paper - the smell!
Of course it is only nervousness. Rest, take tonics, air and exercise. For a story written inThe Yellow Wallpaper packs a lot of punch. When I get really well, John says we will ask Cousin Henry and Julia down for a long visit; but he says he would as soon put fireworks in my pillow-case as to let me have those stimulating people about now.
There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down. Neurasthenia took hold in modernising America in the closing decades of the 19th century, as incessant work was said to ruin the mental health of its citizens.
A look at the text shows that as the relationship between the narrator and the wallpaper grows stronger, so too does her language in her journal as she begins to increasingly write of her frustration and desperation. Such a dear baby! Of course I never mention it to them any more - I am too wise, - but I keep watch of it all the same.
I think that woman gets out in the daytime! It is stripped off - the paper in great patches all around the head of my bed, about as far as I can reach, and in a great place on the other side of the room low down. Half the time now I am awfully lazy, and lie down ever so much. It goes behind every piece of furniture, except the bed, a long, straight, even smooch, as if it had been rubbed over and over.
I have a schedule prescription for each hour in the day; he takes all care from me, and so I feel basely ungrateful not to value it more. It was understood that women who spent time in college or studying were over-stimulating their brains and consequently leading themselves into states of hysteria.
He knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him. Besides, it is such an undertaking to go so far.
Such a dear girl as she is, and so careful of me! The play was directed by Philip Cuomo. I suppose I shall have to get back behind the pattern when it comes night, and that is hard!
I am glad my case is not serious! So I take phosphates or phosphites - whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again.
It dwells in my mind so! It makes me think of English places that you read about, for there are hedges and walls and gates that lock, and lots of separate little houses for the gardeners and people.
I am sitting by the window now, up in this atrocious nursery, and there is nothing to hinder my writing as much as I please, save lack of strength.
I caught Jennie with her hand on it once. I see her on that long road under the trees, creeping along, and when a carriage comes she hides under the blackberry vines. It does not do to trust people too much.“The Yellow Wallpaper” is an exaggerated account of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experiences.
Inshortly after the birth of her daughter, Gilman began to suffer from serious depression and fatigue. She was referred to Silas Weir Mitchell, a leading specialist in women’s nervous. “These nervous troubles are dreadfully depressing”, wrote Charlotte Perkins Gilman in her short story, The Yellow Wallpaper.
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