PSYCHOANALYTIC READING OF“ THE YELLOWALLPAPER” BY CHAROLLETE PERKINS GILMAN

SANIA GUL

Abstract


“The yellow wallpaper” authored by Charollete Perkins Gilman at the start of the 19th century is considered as a champion of feminist literature. It is interpreted as the story of women suppressed in phallocentric society. It is popularly celebrated as tale of woman winning her due place in a society where men rule and women obey. My research focuses on psychoanalytic reading of this powerful short story. It is trying to probe deep down into the psyche of the protagonist of the story and obviously writer of the story. The feminists interpretation celebrate it as liberation of women in 19th century by their husbands, brothers and men in several other roles in their surroundings.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21015/vtess.v4i2.133

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