This paper explores the most familiar issue of concern, i.e., mental illness. It is considered as a mental disorder or condition that affects a person’s mood, thinking, feeling, and behaviour. Such condition causes many miserable problems in one’s life. It is noticed in a considerable segment of the society that undergoes some complexity related to mental conditions. In the 19th century, mental illness had been a taboo makingvictims often isolated from the world. Charlotte Perkins Gilman sought to bring light particularlyon the subject of women’s madness in her short story “Yellow Wallpaper”when the protagonistwas taken to anold country house away from her family as part of her treatment. If the protagonist received treatment in early stage of the ailmentthen maybe her condition could have improved but theconviction of thesocietyon this matter tends further to deteriorate her mental conditions. Her mental illness, thus, remains unhiddenuntil a moment when her condition reveal itself liberating her mentally.
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Meghna Kantharia. Psychoanalytic approach of Mental illness in Perkin’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2020; 8(1): 01-04. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2020.00001.8
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