Mrs. Kelly Armstrong
March. 3, 2005
“The Yellow Wallpaper”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, in the 1860s, by
her mother. Charlotte Perkins married a artist, and shortly afterwards gave birth to her
daughter. After the birth of her child, Charlotte was diagnosed with an nervous condition.
Charlotte then committed herself under the care of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, after the constant
urging of her husband. The care from Dr. Mitchell, and her husband consisted of isolation and
total rest. It was not long before Charlotte was driven to insanity due to these reprimands
encourage by both her husband, and the doctor. Shortly after she fled the care of her husband and
Dr. Mitchell, she moved to California, and began a career as a lecturer and writer on feminist
In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote the most significant, and ima...