The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wall-Paper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

fiction classics horror dark reflective medium-paced

55 pages | first published 1892

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'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.'Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist hor...
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Moods

dark 87%
mysterious 48%
tense 44%
reflective 42%
emotional 29%
sad 28%
challenging 17%
informative 3%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

fast 59%
medium 31%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 8% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 31% | No: 18% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 26% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | N/A: 12% | It's complicated: 5% | Yes: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

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