85. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and perfectly psychological pairings

Today, Sara and Chelsey discuss “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. We’ve read this story more times than we can count—as students and as teachers, and today we’re sharing new insights and appreciation for its themes, tone, and terrifying ending. We cover connections to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s biography, historical context, and deeper analysis as we talk through this 1892 classic and classroom staple. In Short Story Club we do share spoilers, so read this story for free and then tune in to our discussion—or listen to see what you remember from a previous reading experience. As always, we offer pairings with similar themes to add to your TBR.

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“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Picks of the week:

Chelsey – “The Yellow Wallpaper” The Musical and All’s Well by Mona Awad

Sara – Gaslight (1944)

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