The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

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  • Date Submitted: 10/08/2013 11:58 PM
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The Yellow Wallpaper
By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Pre-reading Strategies
Terms to Know:
 felicity
 inharmonious
 impertinence
 breadths
 frieze
 alternation
 reproachful
 arabesque
 interminable
Prior Knowledge: (2 marks each)
1. Review indirect and direct characterization. Explain what they mean using creative, original examples.
Indirect Characterization- the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions, along with how other characters respond to that character, including what they think and say about him.

Direct Characterization- the writer makes direct statements about a character's personality and tells what the character is like.

2. Think back to your childhood. Describe a time when you believed something “inanimate” was real. For example, I always believed that my teddy bear had feelings and was “sad” when I left.
When I’m little, I believed that Santa do exist in this world. And there is not only one Santa, there are many of them. Each of them is in charge of certain district. That time, I always think of myself as a good kid, since I receive Christmas present for each year. The year when I got to age of 7, I didn’t receive any Christmas gift because that year my parents were out for a business trip. The next day, I asked a lot of people why Santa didn’t give me a present. Then, they told me the truth about Santa.

Comprehension Questions: (3 marks each)
**Review these questions BEFORE reading the story**
1. At what point do we learn that the narrator’s mental state is changing. Give specific examples that indicate this change.
When the narrator tells john that she feel worse and worse, and all he says is that her body is getting better. He refuses to recognize that there is a problem with her mental health since her body is healthy. However, she could not do anything about it at that time.
-John does not know how much I really...

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