In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman paints a mental picture of women subjugation in the earlier society. The story is a reflection of the 19th century patriarchal society where men patronized women. The husband acted as the sole breadwinner to the family, while his better half would perform domestic chores. The significant distinction in the roles played by men and women resulted in the latter becoming second-class citizens. Although women yearned for intellectual and economic development, the gender division was so strong that women never………………………..