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FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ The Yellow Wallpaper Á Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote than 200 other short stories Seven of her finest are reprinted hereWritten from a feminist perspective often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by sociLing twist in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; Cottagette concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; Mr Peebles' Heart a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister in law a doctor persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe with revivifying results; The Yellow Wallpaper; and th. Roland Barthes talked about 'writerly' and 'readerly' books I've struggled for a long time myself in trying to come up for terms to talk about the differences between deliberate works and those which are too bumbling too one sided or too ill informed to make the reader think While The Yellow Wallpaper brings up interesting points it does not really deal with them The text has become part of the canon not for the ability of the author which is on the stimulating end of middling but because it works as a representational piece of a historical movementAs early feminism this work is an undeniable influence It points out one of the most apparent symptoms of the double standard implied by the term 'weaker sex' However Gilman tends to suggest than she asks thus tending toward propaganda It may be easy to say this in retrospect when the uestion is isolating women and preventing them from taking action really healthy was less obvious back then However I have always been reticent to rate a work highly merely because it comes from a different age Austen the Brontes Christina Rossetti and Woolf all stand on their own merits after allThis symbolism by which this story operates is simplistic and repetitive The opinions expressed are one sided leaving little room for interpretation This is really the author's crime as she has not tried to open the debate so much as close it and in imagining her opinion to mark the final word on the matter has doomed her work to become less and less relevantThis is the perfect sort of story to teach those who are beginning literary critiue because it does not suggest uestions to the reader but answers Instead of fostering thought the work becomes a puzzle with a solution to be worked out not unlike a math problem This is useful for the reader trying to understand how texts can create meaning but under rigorous critiue it is not deep or varied enough to support complex readingsUnfortunately this means it is also the sort of story that will be loved by people who would rather be answered than uestioned It may have provided something new and intriguing when it was first written but as a narrow work based on a simplistic sociological concept can no longer make that claimThe story is also marked by early signs of the Gothic movement and lying on the crux of that and Feminism is not liable to be forgotten The symbolism it uses is a combination of classical representations of sickness and metaphors of imprisonment Sickness imprisonment and madness are the uintessential concepts explored by the Gothic writers but this work is again uite narrow in its view While the later movement was interested in this in the sense of existential alienation this story is interested in those things not as a deeper psychological uestion but as the allegorical state of womanHorror is partially defined by the insanity and utter loneliness lurking in everyone's heart and is not uite so scary when the person is actually alone and mad Though it does come from the imposition of another person's will which is horrific the husband has no desire to be cruel or to harm the woman nor is such even hinted subconsciously Of course many modern feminists would cling to the notion that independent of a man's desire to aid he can do only harm making this work an excellent support to their politicized chauvinismI won't uestion the historical importance or influence of this work but it is literarily very simple A single page of paper accurately dating the writing of Shakespeare's Hamlet would also be historically important but just because it is related to the threads of literary history does not mean it is fine literature


Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote than 200 other short stories Seven of her finest are reprinted hereWritten from a feminist perspective often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society the tales include turned an ironic story with a start. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a remarkable woman and utopian feminist ahead of her time Powerful thought provoking and profoundly illuminating Gilman developed seven short feminist narratives that seek to empower women and minorities oppressed by our patriarchal society Highly polemical gripping and infused with relevant themes she deconstructs the ideological subversion of both genders against the status uo promotes civil rights and economic independence and confronts the notion of toxic masculinity by giving a resonant voice that sends forth ripples even up to our present times The Yellow Wallpaper 45 stars You see he does not believe I am sick And what can one do A harrowing narrative that chronicles a woman's descent into utter madness The rest cure is prescribed as a preferential treatment for the mental aberration of our narrator What happens thereafter is an unutterable horror as our narrator slowly loses her grip on reality dives into the existential abyss of insanity and finally fuses with the yellow wallpaper being one and the sameThree Thanksgivings 4 stars I don’t see that you’re over run with club women mother said JeannieIt’s Thanksgiving you know; they’re all at home I hope they are all as happy as thankful for their homes as I am for mine said Mrs Morrison Mrs Morrison has spent most of her life living in her father's house Now a widow she wants to honour her father's legacy by keeping and maintaining the house However having a mortgage tied to someone who she isn't fond of is a total nightmare If she cannot pay the interest as well as the principal in two years time she would be forced to live with one of her children or marry the pertinacious man With three thanksgivings she realizes something and pursues economic freedom by devising a sound strategic plan Just don't forget that perfect roasted turkey mashed potatoes pumpkin pie roasted vegetables and other side dishes as well as that old fashioned pecan pie and even a delightful snickerdoodle The Cottagette 5 stars It is not true always my dear said he that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; at least it’s not the only way Ladies if you can find someone like Ford Matthews by all means and good heavens marry the damn man Or else I would Well that is if he is gay Turned 4 stars Some men can love two women at one time This was not love Infidelity with a little twist That's all I have to say lest I spoil everythingMaking a Change 35 stars Don’t say a thing dearie — I understand I understand I tell you Oh my dear girl — my precious daughter We haven’t been half good enough to you Frank and I But cheer up now — I’ve got the loveliest plan to tell you about We are going to make a change Listen now A wife husband mother in law and a newborn baby in one house The wife decides to give up her passion for music to tend to the needs of her family Tied to domestic drudgery the wife does something unthinkable Luckily her mother in law rescues her and devises a plan that would make everyone in that little home happy If I Were A Man 5 starsA look at gender through the eyes of a man but with the empathy of a woman Much like Beyoncé's If I Were a Boy an ode to female empowerment As for Mother Eve — I wasn’t there and can’t deny the story but I will say this If she brought evil into the world we men have had the lion’s share of keeping it going ever since — how about that Mr Peebles' Heart 6 starsMy personal favourite A delightful and entertaining read about a 50 year old man a current store owner who believed in his younger years that it was his sole duty and responsibility to supply for the needs of his entire family A martyr he definitely is He takes it upon himself to be a good provider and breadwinner for everyone he loves — because society dictates it and anything that is not within the masculine norm is frowned upon He might sound happy and content but the story tells us otherwise He also loves music and travelling but his wife disapproves of it One day at an opportune moment his doctor gives him a leisurely trip that he will forever and gratefully remember A story that challenges hegemonic masculinity Why not Why not be your own man for once in your life — do what you want to — not what other people want you to

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The Yellow WallpaperRee other outstanding storiesThese charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention but also offer ample food for thought about the social economic and personal relationship of men and women and how they might be improvedThe yellow wallpaper Three Thanksgivings The cottagette Turned Making a change If I were a man Mr Peebles' hea. Reread in October 2018 As always amazing writing and stories that make you think Gotta love Gilman not only for her talent of writing but her courage to write such feminist pieces during the 18th century5 STARSI only had to read The Yellow Wallpaper for class however as soon as I read that short story I knew I would have to read her other stories Gilman's writing is flawless I honestly think Charlotte Perkins Gilman is my new favorite short story author ever Her uniue ideas and effortless writing is really something I mean she literally has me feeling sorry for the characters in under 10 pages that's talentOverall this is brilliant I'll come back to this later and write a proper review when I have time For now I highly recommend YOU whoever might be reading this read The Yellow Wallpaper because that's honestly the best short story I've read all year