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Name: O. María B. Date: 5/6/17
Assignment on “The Yellow Wallpaper” and The Awakening
You must answer 5 questions in all:
You should not resort to information from external sources except for Manfred Jahn’s Narratology or the articles I sent you on Feminism and Psychoanalysis.
If you use any of the aforementioned sources you need to cite them.
A) Analyse the following passage from “The Yellow Wallpaper”: (2 quests)
I really have discovered something at last.
Through watching so much at night, when it changes so, I have finally found out.
The front pattern does move--and no wonder! The woman behind shakes it!
Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over.
Then in the very bright spots she keeps still, and in the very shady spots she just takes hold of the bars and shakes them hard.
And she is all the time trying to climb through.
But nobody could climb through that pattern--it strangles so; I think that is why it has so many heads.
They get through, and then the pattern strangles them off and turns them upside down, and makes their eyes white!
If those heads were covered or taken off it would not be half so bad.
Literary Genre: Answer question 1: COMPULSORY
What elements in this passage belong to the Female Gothic genre?
The heroine is trapped, enclosed within the room: it is like a cage.
The wallpaper: there are women entrapped behind the wallpaper.
They try to get out of there and the narrator helps them.
The enclosure is symbolically reflecting the enclosure of American women in the 19th century within societal rules, marriage, motherhood, house-holding.
The author is referring between the lines to what was going on in the society in general: women had to respect their husband’s decisions, had to live according to certain societal rules or expectations. It was a patriarchal society in which women didn’t have a voice of their own and they couldn’t do what they wanted.
Supernatural: supernatural events are presented, and we may consider them as something real or interpreting them as something behind the message: these events represent the society of that time, how women felt in the American society of the 19th century.
The supernatural events are reflected by the woman behind the wallpaper.
Interpretation: Answer 2 or 3:
2)Why would the women get through and then be strangled? Why might anyone be "better off" without a head?
3) Analyse the following quotation: “and in the very shady spots she just takes hold of the bars and shakes them hard”.
Who takes hold of the bars? What do the bars stand for? How might this woman mirror the narrator’s situation?
The woman behind the wallpaper is the one who holds the bars.
After staring at the paper for hours, the narrator sees a sub-pattern behind the main pattern. Eventually, the sub-pattern comes into focus as a desperate woman looking for an escape from behind the main pattern that stands for the bars of a cage. Both women are interrelated in the sense that both are trapped, enclosed in a cage: the narrator within the room and the woman behind the wallpaper.