What does the wallpaper symbolize? Use specific examples from the descriptions of the wallpaper and the narrator’s description of her own situation.

After read “The Yellow Wallpaper”

“The Yellow Wallpaper” contains very explicit mention of patterns: throughout the story the narrator traces the patterns in the wallpaper with her mind’s eye and also, as the story progresses, with her hands and her body. The patterns captivate her imagination in both positive and negative ways. The wallpaper also contains some important symbols for us as readers.

What does the wallpaper symbolize? Use specific examples from the descriptions of the wallpaper and the narrator’s description of her own situation.

Use at least 200 words.