162 Discussion Questions

  1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman describes the room in many ways throughout the text. What are some of the words she uses and what are their significances?
  2. How does the narrator’s view of her husband, John, change throughout the text? What does this signify?
  3. Google the origin of the word “hysteria” then discuss how that relates to the text.
  4. What do you think John’s motivation for the treatments he prescribes his wife?





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