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1 Charlotte Perkins Gilman “The Yellow Wallpaper”

2 DOL rob commented that us neighbors has got to be welcoming to children outside of our neighborhood he mentioned to us pronoun (case) verb (have) reduction (unnecessary words, redundancy) Outside not outside of Rob commented that we neighbors have to be welcoming to children outside our neighborhood.

3 Journal Is someone who is mentally unstable a reliable source of information?

4 Anticipation Guide Women sometimes experience severe depression after having a baby. Someone who is suffering a mental breakdown is still a reliable source. Yellow wallpaper would be pretty in a baby’s room. In the 1800’s, women were dependant on their husbands for everything. A “rest-cure” is a good medical treatment.

5 Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Born in 1860 What was life like for women during this time period? Wives were property of their husbands Wives had no direct legal control over their earnings, children or belongings. Some laws prohibited women from going into business without their husband’s consent And a husband could decide where a family would live

6 Gilman’s father often left for extended periods of time leaving his wife and children with family:
Great-Aunt, Harriet Beecher Stowe- an abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Abolitionist- a reformer who favors abolishing slavery Great-Aunt, Catherine Beecher- the prominent advocate of “domestic feminism.” Prominent- widely known Great-Aunt, Isabella Beecher Hooker- an ardent suffragist. Suffragist- an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women). Her mother was extremely self-reliant.

7 Her father and mother divorced.
Gilman advocated for women’s independence. She paid her mother room and board while supporting herself as a teacher and a commercial artist. She got married and gave birth to a daughter in 1884 then suffered severe depression (post-partum).

8 A doctor prescribed a rest-cure.
rest-cure- complete bed-rest and limited intellectual activity She removed herself from her doctor’s care and divorced her husband. She moved to California and became a very important advocator for women’s rights. She took her life in 1935 after discovering that she had inoperable cancer. Inoperable Unsuitable for a surgical procedure

9 Setting… Setting- tells the time and place of action.
Setting can play an important role in the conflict. Simile- a comparison between two unlike things that uses the words like or as: the top layer of the wallpaper is like bars.

10 Personification- giving human traits to non-human things.
Imagery- using language that appeals to any sense or any combination of senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell) Examples of imagery in The Yellow Wallpaper: find as you read

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