The Yellow wallpaper

Anyone interested in writing a 3 page paper about the yellow wallpaper?

For this paper, you will write 3-5 pages about a text that we have read this semester. Identify a theme from the text, and analyze how the author expresses that theme through various methods, such as character, setting, structure, diction, imagery, point of view, etc.

Your paper should develop an argument, have an arguable thesis statement, and be supported by evidence from the text through summary, paraphrase, and direct quotes. You must use in-text citations and include a work-cited sheet.

While you are allowed to bring in outside sources, the majority of your text should be focused on YOUR analysis. All analysis and ideas should be yours. Outside sources would mostly be used to reference historical context, explain an allusion, or for context about the author.

Your paper should be in MLA format (double-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1-inch margins, Time New Roman font) and include a header, title, and page numbers.

You will turn in your paper to Canvas.


Answer preview

The Yellow Wall-Paper is one of the popular texts that have been analyzed in literature due to the central themes and social problems developed. This storyline was developed and written in the 19th century by Gilman Charlotte Perkins. Gilman, as the author and the narrator of this feminist short story, develops numerous themes wittingly. These themes include women’s roles in society, tradition, gender roles, freedom and confinement, mental sickness, expression, conflict, and so on. Gilman Charlotte has used various methods such as literature structure, the setting of the story, symbolism, diction, and point of view to develop themes. Many researchers have argued about the fundamental theme of this short story regarding social problems in society. While most researchers have argued and supported other themes, I believe, freedom and confinement is the central theme for various reasons.(982 words)