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THE YELLOW WALLPAPER 1892 Literature
  • Narrator: It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things.


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    • July
      • July 4
        •  The Yellow Wallpaper 1892 Literature | Source Timeline
        • Mother and Nellie and the children visit the narrator and her husband John at the colonial mansion where they're staying over the 4th of July. The narrator's journal entry: "Well, the Fourth of July is over! The people are gone and I am tired out. John thought it might do me good to see a little company, so we just had mother and Nellie and the children down for a week. Of course I didn't do a thing. Jennie sees to everything now. But it tired me all the same."
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  • Narrator: The outside pattern is a florid arabesque, reminding one of a fungus. If you can imagine a toadstool in joints, an interminable string of toadstools, budding and sprouting in endless convolutions - why, that is something like it.

  • Narrator: The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.

  • Narrator: I've got out at last, in spite of you and Jane. And I've pulled off most of the paper, so you can't put me back!

  • Narrator: It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things.


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