Friday, October 3, 2014


In "The Yellow Wall-Paper", the act of rebellion is when the narrator begins to tear the wallpaper off towards the end of the story.  During the story, the narrator sees a woman inside of the wallpaper who is trapped and is unable to free herself.  I think the narrator is seeing herself as the woman stuck in the wallpaper because of how she feels trapped inside the house by Jennie and John. Her act of rebellion is shown when she cries, "I've got out at last... And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!"(198).  She sees her tearing down of the wallpaper as her freeing herself and as her act of rebellion.

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