Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It needs to be at least 1000 words.
John, who misjudged his wife and was driven by the pre-occupied thought regarding the mental disorder of his wife, pushes her to a realm of depression ultimately throwing her into a pursuit of madness is actually a symbol. At the greater plane, it stands for the dominance and depression subjugated to the humane feeling, love and compassion for women that became quite natural towards the second sex of the society since ages. The misjudgement of John towards his wife and her gradual dissent from depression to madness are the results of John’s pride blended with pre-occupation, superiority complex regarding his intelligence and wisdom, disdained John from supporting his wife with love, care and compassion. The essay tries to evolve myriad social taboos that prevailed regarding the physicality and mentality of women in the society through the misjudged and heightened perspective of a man. Gilman, through the saga of John and his wife, tried to present the contemporary society and the relationships between the sexes within it. The story of Gilman is a microcosm of the society and the essay a macrocosmic platform to explore and express the subtleties concerned with relationship between man and wife in the story.
The women in the story, “The Yellow Wall-Paper” shows the indication of postpartum psychosis, a mental disorder and depression common among women in the period after child birth. But John is seen serving his wife as a physician treating the patient almost to be powerless and believes only in his observation and scientific derivations.