“The Yellow Wallpaper” Reading and Analysis Assignment Name ________________________ Directions: 1. Read ”The Yellow Wallpaper.” As you read, consider the following questions: What are the assumptions about women during this time period? What are the expectations of women in marriage and society? What are the assumptions about men during this time period? What are the expectations of men in marriage and society? How do men’s and women’s roles differ in marriage and society? While you’re reading, it might be helpful to annotate the text in order to keep track of significant moments. 2. Choose four moments from the text that address the questions above. Write the line from the text in the left-hand column, and in the right-hand column, analyze what kind of insight we gain about women, men, or marriage in the 19th century. Textual Evidence (with page number) Example (You may not use this one): 1. “John laughs at me of course, but one expects that in marriage.” (page 1) Your Analysis 1. In this line the reader gets the idea that women were typically viewed as silly or foolish by their husbands. It is apparent that women were not given much respect in society—even by their own husbands.