The Yellow Wallpaper “Progressive” American Dream in Lit. Perception Abuses of Power Reality Strength v. Weakness Entitlement Social Class Segmentation The American Dream Connecting to Progressivism and Imperialism Our Timeline Moving Forward The Yellow Wallpaper (Gilman) The Awakening (Chopin) The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) Hemingway Short Stories Death of a Salesman (Miller) The Yellow Wallpaper ~Written in 1890 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~ First submitted to “The Atlantic Monthly” and summarily rejected,” Dear Madam: W. Howells has handed me this story. I could not forgive myself if I have made others as miserable as I have made myself. Yours, H.E. Scudder.” ~ Published in 1892 in “The New England Magazine” Themes The Domestic Life as a Prison Trapped in a “nursery” What duties are associated with this? Role of Women in the 19th Century What is the “illumination” that is occurring? The “Rest Cure…” Nothing too strenuous, my dear! Creativity v. Rationalism Symbolism Sunlight v. Moonlight how does the balance shift between night and day? The Woman in the Wallpaper Imprisonment v. escape The Yellow Wallpaper What is the connection between the narrator’s health and the wallpaper?