The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman told the story of a young woman who was thought of to be sick both mentally and health wise. Her husband was also her doctor and main caregiver throughout the passage. He believed that it was best for her to be under his care, and that she should follow his instructions on the road to recovery. Unfortunately as the passage goes on, he begins to see images on the yellow wallpaper throughout the home. She becomes extremely fascinated with the image that she see in it, and begins to become obsessed with it. Through time she takes not of what she is seeing, and begins to see the image of a woman being suffocated within the wallpaper.
This passage by Gilman is on that shows a lot of irony, especially with the way the husband treats his wife. He treats her with a lot of domination, and the wife throughout the story follows his orders because he is seen as “the man of the house”. Unfortunately the husbands poor treatment is what gets the woman more sick, especially psychologically. Its this treatment that women in society receive still till this day, and I as a woman fall victim to it all the time. Coming from a home in which my father is “the man of the house”, it is easy for women to fall into the domination of men. They believe that they are superior, and we must do what is in their best interest.