This article was written by Lonestar Writer Gabrielle Choi

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is a well-known short story, written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman about a woman who is prescribed a rest cure and slowly goes insane as she is stuck in her house for weeks. Her husband keeps her in one room, which is covered in the titular yellow wallpaper that she is driven to madness by. When it was first written, it was received as a horror story rather than a feminist piece, but since the 1970’s it’s been widely regarded as a story with a feminist message.

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