Skip over navigation

The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

How to Cite This SparkNote

Key Facts

Full Bibliographic Citation

MLA

SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Yellow Wallpaper.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2006. Web. 29 Jul. 2015.

The Chicago Manual of Style

SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Yellow Wallpaper.” SparkNotes LLC. 2006. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/yellowwallpaper/ (accessed July 29, 2015).

APA

SparkNotes Editors. (2006). SparkNote on The Yellow Wallpaper. Retrieved July 29, 2015, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/yellowwallpaper/

In Text Citation

MLA

“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors).

APA

“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors, 2006).

Footnote

The Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago requires the use of footnotes, rather than parenthetical citations, in conjunction with a list of works cited when dealing with literature.

1 SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Yellow Wallpaper.” SparkNotes LLC. 2006. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/yellowwallpaper/ (accessed July 29, 2015).


Please be sure to cite your sources. For more information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, please read our article on The Plagiarism Plague. If you have any questions regarding how to use or include references to SparkNotes in your work, please tell us.

More Help

Previous Next
Wh

by agthomashc, April 11, 2014

I think the wallpaper represents her trying to escape her husband. She said she saw a woman trapped by bars trying to escape the wallpaper. This is symbolic of her relationship with John. As she looks further into the wallpaper, she is really examining her life and begins to change her mind and talk about how she now despises John.

0 Comments

4 out of 4 people found this helpful

Postpartum Depression

by emilykwilk, May 06, 2014

I think it's important to realise not only that she is suffering from depression, but also the kind of depression she's really experiencing. The mention of the newborn child she is not allowed to see leads to the assumption that she is enduring postpartum depression. This adds to the sexism within the theme of the story. Her inability to meet the motherly expectations are a key factor to why she's addressed as a child.

2 Comments

26 out of 29 people found this helpful

My Thoughts

by mythoughtsabout, April 21, 2015

I think the woman in the wallpaper is an image she is seeing of herself being trapped. People who are depressed are constantly stuck in their own minds. Sort of like being inside your own head and your eyes are just glass windows you can see out of, but cannot escape. She's seeing herself in the wallpaper trying to escape because she is also trying to escape her depression. When she is ripping off the wall paper and the woman is also ripping it from the inside, she thinks that the woman is helping her, but it's herself trying to escape.

... Read more

See all 6 readers' notes   →

Follow Us