A Woman Fighting a Blind Battle With a Mental Sickness.
In the Yellow Wallpaper, a woman faces a battle from within herself. The battle she's facing is a case of depression with an unlimited number of outside sources contributing to her sickness. Her husband is a physician that contributes greatly to her sickness by telling her she is not really sick so he keeps her stored up in a room, which she despises. He doesn"t allow her out to speak to anyone or do anything. The woman is struggling greatly with her inner feelings and thoughts, but at the same time she doesn"t realize she is being blinded by love. Her love for her husband blocks her out of reality of what he is actually doing to her. .
The woman in this story is faced with a severe case of depression. Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness, and thoughts of death. Depression is a sickness that can be overlooked by the patient and the observer. People tend to ignore the sickness very easily. The observer may feel that a person is just feeling sorry for himself or herself and there is nothing actually wrong with the patient, but that is the actual problem. A person that is feeling sorry for themselves is a symptom of depression. It may just be the start of the sickness but it is depression. This is a form of sadness that can grow deeper and deeper. A person that may be deeply saddened may also overlook the fact the he or she is in a state of depression. The sickness is frequently overlooked and treated to lightly. .
The woman's husband tends to operate in this manner of not evaluating his wife to the fullest extent. He does all opposites of what he should be doing. He shelters his wife so much that she really becomes mentally insane. For the simple reasons that he kept her locked up inside away from society dealing only with her inner thoughts and emotions, which can actually make a healthy person go insane much less a depressed person.