In the “The Yellow Wallpaper” the house and the room are filled with symbols that reflect and affect the characters.
Take a look at the room you spend the most time in and think about the symbolic weight of it. Now pick three
things (items, patterns, colours, etc.) that reveal something significant about yourself.
Write a first-person essay that discusses the significance of the room and the three symbols in your life. Don’t just describe the symbols but look deeper and analyze the symbols using the literary analysis notes for the week.
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