· By: Davison, Carol Margaret. Women's Studies, Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p47-75, 29p; DOI: 10.1080/00197870190267197; (AN 11794606)
Concluding his provocative 1989 essay delineating how Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" functions as a Gothic allegory, Greg Johnson describes Gilman's achievement as yet awaiting its due recognition and her compelling short story as being still under-read, still haunting the margins of the American literary canon. Working from the premise that Gilman's tale adroitly and at times parodically employs Gothic conventions to present an allegory of literary imagination unbinding the social, domestic, and psychological confinements of a 19th century woman writer, Johnson provides a fairly satisfactory general overview of "The Yellow Wallpaper" as a Gothic production.
Subjects: ALLEGORY; YELLOW Wallpaper, The (Short story); GOTHIC literature
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Compares Charlotte Perkins Gilman's novella, `The Yellow Wallpaper' to Charlotte Bronte's novel `Jane Eyre,' by observing the significant resemblances Gilman's yellow room bears toward Bronte's treatment of elements in her red room. The parallels between the rooms; The similarities between Bronte's John Reed and Gi;man's John, the physician; Similarities in the names of characters.
Subjects: CRITICISM; Jane Eyre; BRONTE, Charlotte; The Yellow Wallpaper, The (Short story); GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins
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Webpage about Ronald Perera, including his opera, The Yellow Paper which was based on The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
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