Between this work, and Trifles, we can see a theme emerging in the late 19th century female writer. Begin by answering the following questions (you don’t have to wait until you read “The Yellow Wallpaper in full; you can edit your response later in the week or follow-up later in the week.)
1. Why were women so “preoccupied” with male domination in the late 19th century?
2. To what degree do you feel male domination was exaggerated or not by female writers (provide basic research to back up your view.)
3. In what ways were females “held back” prior to the mid-20th century? What types of things couldn’t they do?
4. Is the protagonist in “The Yellow Wallpaper” suffering from a mental disorder? Post-partum depression? Or something else? (You opinion).