The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper Symbols

The yellow wallpaper of the ‘nursery’ gives this story its title, and becomes an obsession of the narrator, who begins to view it as a living entity. Its significance shifts as the story progresses… (read full symbol analysis)
The story is told through a series of secret entries in the diary of the narrator, who has been forbidden from writing. As a form of written expression, the diary represents the life of… (read full symbol analysis)
As the story progresses, the narrator begins to imagine that, in a certain light, a mysterious figure appears within the wallpaper. Eventually this figure takes on the form of a woman, and she seems… (read full symbol analysis)