â€œThe Yellow Wallpaperâ€
1. What point of view is this written in? And how does that point of view affect readersâ€™ ability to understand the plot, setting, conflict, and characters?
2. Explain how the yellow wallpaper is a symbol for the narratorâ€™s situation. Additionally, explain how the narratorâ€™s changing attitudes toward the wallpaper reflect changes in her perception of her situation/attitude.
3. In what ways does the conflict explored in this story seem dated? In what ways does it seem relevant to todayâ€™s world?
4. Why do you think the narratorâ€™s baby is barely mentioned throughout the course of the text? What role does the baby play in the plot and conflict?
1. Even though most of the play is devoted to the conversations and activities of the two women, why do the men speak first?
2. In what way do the menâ€™s comments and dialogue in the play undermined women?
3. What evidence do the women uncover that might be motive for the murder?
4. All the â€œvillainsâ€ or antagonists in this play are male. Explain who the â€œvillainsâ€ are and why they are villainous or antagonists.
Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature: Portable 12th Edition. New York: Norton, 2017.