Throughout the story the narrator writes about the wallpaper as being a grotesque yellow and she wishes to be moved to another room, but as she keeps writing her feelings change about the wallpaper it starts to grow on her. When she first arrives at the mansion and enters her the nursery she describes the wallpaper as being "almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight," which illustrates she despises it and makes the assumption that the children before must have hated it.
When two weeks have passed she writes about her condition and mentions the baby. It made me think when it said "It is fortunate Mary is so good with the baby. Such a dear baby! And yet I cannot be with him, it makes me so nervous." When it emphasized the word cannot, I thought of postpartum depression, which is a condition woman get after they have a baby. Woman with this condition can get suicidal depressed and may even result to extremes of wanting to kill their own baby. Which is why i think the narrator is put in the isolated nursery, especially when she describes the room with the nailed down bed, barred windows, and then the gate at the head of the stairs, like the room is keeping her imprisoned. Also, when she asks her husband to move to another room he just tells her that she is doing good and that he does not want to renovate the house when their just staying for three months. Which is practically saying that he doesn't want to fix anything due to the fact the room is keeping her from doing anything crazy.
But as the story continues the wallpaper makes her imagination run wild. With nothing to due except stare at the wallpaper she starts to see patterns and "a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous design." As the weeks go by she looks at the patterns as if doing gymnastics on the walls and in her writings she describes the architecture of the wallpaper. As her...
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