The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her political view on psychology of the time. However, most frequently, there have been two major critical psychological perspectives: psychology from a literary perspective, which tends to …show more content…
Fellows 2 touch pen, brush or pencil as long as [she] lived” (Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper”). She followed the rest cure diligently for a number of months without satisfactory results before deciding to abandon it. She later decided that her marriage was not helping her mental health and she left her husband to go live in California with her daughter, where she was involved in many feminist groups. This is where she began her career as a writer and an activist for women.
Although she is very famous for her works as a writer, more of Gilman’s energy was focused on being an activist and lecturer on her own feminist theories. Gilman returned to the east just before the turn of the century and married her first cousin George Houghton Gilman in 1900
(after having divorced her first husband). Charlotte’s marriage with George was happier than her first marriage and lasted until his death in 1934. Charlotte was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and died in 1935 after having euthanized herself to end her suffering.