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    The Yellow Wallpaper

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    This solution emphasizes various character types, setting details, and other key elements of the story.

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    Although the topic encompasses so much data, please allow some of these ideas to lead you. Once you create your own responses, please send to me for editing and feedback:

    First, as you explore setting within this piece, please note that the milieu is vital because it portrays a time period of little scientific knowledge and rigid gender values.

    The actual room where the protagonist passes her time is integral. Please note the description: "It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children and there are rings and things in the walls" (163). Thus, the room is symbolic as a nursery and playroom because it reiterates the separation or isolation from her own baby. The bars also suggest her repression. Please also note how the windows represent the outside world and all the beauty that she is unable to grasp. Finally, the yellow wallpaper with its "lame uncertain curves" (163) also symbolizes setting and also her ...

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