🎃 Grey Reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" for Halloween 🎃

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    CGP Grey

    Kestus: 30:05

    "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Published 1892.
    Also for Halloween, "The Monkey's Paw": eeposts.info/past/l4-8u5Kb2Mxplq8/video
    And for Pandemicween, "The Masque of the Red Death": eeposts.info/past/h3es32mXm9qZmpo/video

Lord Hylix
Lord Hylix

I am studying literature at my college, and for my final I must write a character arc analysis paper on The Yellow Wallpaper. I find it best to not only silently read the story, but to also have someone else read to me. Even though you've posted this video last October, I still want to thank you. So, thank you! :)

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boolu michu
boolu michu

Do another like thisss omgg

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Bobby Mechalke
Bobby Mechalke

Bruh this story is so obviously emotional manipulation. All the people I talked to in high school who had read this really underplayed that aspect

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Justin J.M. Higner
Justin J.M. Higner

Unforgettable ending....

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Dragontamer9021
Dragontamer9021

I had to read and analyse this for school and to be honest it was pretty wierd

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Dileaka Dias
Dileaka Dias

I like your country lhave two souns ian càtholiç teacher

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Dileaka Dias
Dileaka Dias

I have twio sons

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Brian Slater
Brian Slater

It was hard for me to follow but, can someone break down the ending of this for me? I'm really confused

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Tristra Gyopsie
Tristra Gyopsie

weird observation . . . the fire is going backwards.

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Wade Mullis
Wade Mullis

I have to stop my head from spinning.

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Unrealivandd
Unrealivandd

You should narrate the cask of amontillado; your voice would fit it.

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Frankie
Frankie

Okay how is this possible. I have just starting learning this at school and have stumbled randomly upon this channel and seen this.

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harmonic spice
harmonic spice

The fact that at somepoint she turns from really hating that room to enjoying benig there really sparked fear in me she then starts describing a shadow creeping invoking me even more since i am in a dark room and then she blurs the line between herself and the shadow and when it's evident she is not herself anymore it's too late for now she too creeps on the yellow wallpaper

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3D Zombie
3D Zombie

This book ruined my 8th grade

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alien attack
alien attack

Go on...

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Blinded Bliss - Diana
Blinded Bliss - Diana

Is this wallpaper made of arcenic?

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MasterNicholas 05
MasterNicholas 05

Why why why why why why why Why is this the scariest thing I’ve heard in a while.

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Unholy Ravioli
Unholy Ravioli

Dear reader don't go to the comments lest u see spoilers.

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John Johnson
John Johnson

This is funny cause I just had todo a research paper on this exact story!

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Cass Gryphon
Cass Gryphon

I still love this story. :)

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Ryan R
Ryan R

i remember reading this in school. it was quite... strange

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Midgard Eagle
Midgard Eagle

If you're considering reading more short stories, may we make suggestions? I'd love to hear you read Of Mice and Men. May have to split it up into parts, though.

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Fuvity
Fuvity

The "every time" at the end gets me. What does it mean!?

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__
__

If it was green wallpaper in that period... then it certainly was the wallpaper. Green Victorian wallpaper being coloured by arsenic...

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Jack Daniels
Jack Daniels

hexagon cult join my brothers

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Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

Finally getting a chance to listen and 9 minutes in I'm so intrigued I wiki the title to get more info CGP Grey is listed at the bottom under Dramatic Adaptations :)

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AlyssaC
AlyssaC

The madness at 28:43 😦

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Ethan L
Ethan L

I just realized we read this and the last story for my English class 1-2 weeks ago, and currently this and the last video are 1 week old

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Ilyootha
Ilyootha

I don't get it :(

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artistwithouttalent
artistwithouttalent

I don't remember the sexism being that overt. Chalk it up to being a dumb teenager, I suppose.

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Alyssa Foster
Alyssa Foster

I read this for ap lit

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The Chazzler
The Chazzler

My friends had to do something for this for English and there’s still confused about it

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Yeff
Yeff

Thank you for a nice goodnight story, this is the ultimate sleeping pill.

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xXBlackKZoruaXx
xXBlackKZoruaXx

bro we read this last year

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1772videos
1772videos

my teacher read this to us, what a coincedence

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ToasterBread
ToasterBread

Who is joe

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Thomas
Thomas

I literally had to read this for a project on like the 15th. do you KNOW how much more interested I would've been if Grey had been narrating?

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Solahi Fuefos
Solahi Fuefos

it feels like shes not just insane but her husband is drugging her

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Jay Bonn
Jay Bonn

Fascinating so Its the same wife but the perspective changes in a single sentence. I think. This is really..... my mind

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Bob Dull
Bob Dull

This makes no sense

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Jay Bonn
Jay Bonn

I cannot tell you how annoying it is to hear a page flip. It's an ever present reminder that this is a book and that there are pages and these pages can go on for infinitum and now you have to sit there waiting for the page turn instead of being engaged in the story.

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dogvetusa
dogvetusa

I do not like this husband, seems quite controlling.

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Paul McGee
Paul McGee

The text of this is just plain vicious. :-)

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bookladydavina
bookladydavina

i have always loved this story.. and have always felt so connected with the story teller... and always wondered what the story of the house actually was as well... that room was not a "nursery" but obviously had some history of madness in the past.... and also, an interesting study of what most likely postpartum depression of the time...

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J B
J B

@bookladydavina People assigned rest cure frequently went mad.

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bookladydavina
bookladydavina

the bed was bolted to the floor, and had been gnawed on, the floors and walls had been scratched and gouged, the windows were barred and the hooks in the walls were most likely used to attach some sort of restraints.. there was madness in the house before...

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J B
J B

Its likely that it was a nursery at some point in its past but by the time this story was written there were a lot of old country mansions that got rented out for things like rest cures, so its likely she would not have been the first person to be locked up there.

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Kari D
Kari D

I remember being so angry at the husband the first time I read this, but you know what? I don't think I was angry enough.

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J B
J B

I'm not sure the husband is the best target for anger, the society that told him you have to do this or she will get worse and we will take her away and lock her up where no one will ever see her again is probably a better target.

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This Guy
This Guy

Utterly compelling portent to a precipitous descent... Wow that was good.

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TheFalseFacade
TheFalseFacade

CGP reads CPG!

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Vegans in the Wild Over 50
Vegans in the Wild Over 50

Oh my gosh, we had to read this in English Lit for college. One guy in particular was completely traumatized by this.

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iamthinking2202 _
iamthinking2202 _

Halfway through, and I decide to read the comments. ‘‘Twas a shame for now I am left without ease, and settled I am now not

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Matt Bell
Matt Bell

Of the 3 stories, this is the one that creeped me out the most! No pun intended

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Ryah Green
Ryah Green

Me: oh this could be a good little break..how long is it........THIRTY MINUTES!

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Val J
Val J

Having insomnia. This is perfect. Thank you, Grey.

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Pure Megan
Pure Megan

I remember reading this in school. It is such a creepy story. I like this stories. Thank you for reading them

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Nando mango
Nando mango

Grey u should've read this a year earlier, I was in his reading this same story

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Sam Lin
Sam Lin

The fire is playing.... backwards?

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Monkee
Monkee

we need more of grey reading books

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Omar Juvera
Omar Juvera

I didn't know I subscribed to an audio book channel =(

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Demented Duskull
Demented Duskull

The fire animation is reversed. Now you will not unsee it.

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Radu Cristescu
Radu Cristescu

I can now cancel my Calm subscription. I have everything I need.

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James Runyon
James Runyon

Is the fire moving backwards? I can’t stop staring at it. Trying to decipher the pattern. Why do the sparks move downwards? Did you do that on purpose?

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Drake Geer-Timmins
Drake Geer-Timmins

That was genuinely unnerving, nice reading Grey.

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Daniel Korchinski
Daniel Korchinski

Did anyone else notice that the sparks from the flames run backwards? It's a bit unsettling, and it feels like it fits the mood of the story.

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M-27
M-27

Heh, the fire is getting me crazy why is it going backwards, is like he made so it's to story something small and maddening

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Zahbär Schmuni
Zahbär Schmuni

Can somebody explain the last few sentences from "Now why should that man have fainted?..." i really dont think i get it yet.

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Zahbär Schmuni
Zahbär Schmuni

@J B While im not entirely convinced (there is no mention or indication of her attacking him, i wouldve thought he was just shocked by all the paper and her weird behaviour, oh and the rope), i guess you provided the most solid explanation yet. Thx^^

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J B
J B

At this point in the story the narrator has lost touch with reality and become unreliable, not even recognizing some actions she sees as her own, so while it is possible the author meant that he actually fainted, or maybe had a heart attack, I think is more likely that she attacked him. "What is the matter?" he cried. "For God's sake, what are you doing!" Is likely what he yelled when she attacked him and not just because she was creeping around the room rubbing her shoulder on the wall. "I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder." Her looking back at his body. In the end she just continues to loop around the room even crawling over him on each lap.

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Savannah Riches
Savannah Riches

One of my favorite things about this story is that it was written as contemporary fiction to display the flaw in the then current practice of doctors prescribing isolation as a remedy for women's mental health issues. (Spoiler: Many women were ending up like the woman in this story.)

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Memes n Shet
Memes n Shet

The backwards fire makes me feel uneasy for some reason,can’t stop looking at it

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Twisted Tachyon
Twisted Tachyon

Do you see the woman behind it? Shaking it as she creeps around?

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Gurgle
Gurgle

I would listen to Gray read the phone book.

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Gordon Mckelvin
Gordon Mckelvin

Creepy, man! This story reminds me of that painting in the book "Witches".

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A A
A A

One of my favorite stories of Weird Fiction! I definitely support more Grey Storytime in the future.

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Ratchet4647
Ratchet4647

Arabesque not abaresque lol

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S&S AMERICA
S&S AMERICA

Possibly one of the worst stories I have ever herd but Grey narrated it so I'm still liking the video.

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Lillian B.
Lillian B.

Haven't read this one since I was a child a... wow, yes, this is a horror story. Five minutes in and I want to chew off my own hands.

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sidd da kid
sidd da kid

whys is the fire going backwords?

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Racool
Racool

Had to read this in English, and write an essay about mental illnesses and gender inequality in the past.

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Bryan Manuel Salguero
Bryan Manuel Salguero

this should be a podcast thingy hehe difficult to listen in you tube

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Professor Fennec
Professor Fennec

For the sake of nitpicking, the fire is flowing backwards in time. The embers should be going up, nor down.

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Gilly Puente
Gilly Puente

Why did you remove the video about why you can never own land? Where is the video? Why did you quietly remove it without saying anything?

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Vitez Roman
Vitez Roman

this is so disturbing -. truly, a horror story (about a man abusing a depressed women).

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Illia Flannery
Illia Flannery

this is one of my favorite short stories growing up. One of the few things school forced me to read that I was glad for the experience

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TWMASTER200
TWMASTER200

I read this in college. Interesting to hear Grey read it.

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SpecialJ11
SpecialJ11

It's funny how much attitudes change yet remain the same. Nowadays we understandably think such "treatment" is actually counterproductive, yet also retain some of these same relationship dynamics, although I'd argue they're less likely to be patriarchal in nature.

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Jarod Rhudy
Jarod Rhudy

This one is by far the creepiest

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Josh Flack
Josh Flack

Lovely. It would have been great if the light behind the trees in the window had faded to black by the end. EDIT: just got to the part with the moon. Nevermind, it's perfect.

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Kepris_
Kepris_

You have to chill, I listened to this the night you posted it, then the Monday after we read it in class and everybody thought I was a god when I knew how the story went.

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Lesa G
Lesa G

Is the fireplace burning backwards in time?

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Rachel M
Rachel M

John is toxic

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Caleb
Caleb

John is portrayed as a physician of 19th century medicine, and as such he relies on the knowledge of the day. (at least as far as the protagonist is aware). He doesn't believe the protagonist's intuition, and instead prescribes what he (to his knowledge) knows to be the cure. The protagonist knows it doesn't work, she can intuitively feel it, but you can't explain intuition to a man of science, as it's like two separate languages. Se he brushes her off, and tells her she's getting "better" because from his perspective "better" as a physician purely defined by physical characteristics of the body. This creates a disconnect in the protagonist between what she intuitively feels, and her external reality. When Intuition crosses knowledge bad things happen. Because in a sense your intuition is your sense of self. For John to assert his precepts of reality on her in this manner is abusive. Especially if that person has no escape, or recourse. What makes this story truly Insidious though is that John's motives were pure. He was acting out of good intent. And with the scientific knowledge of the time (as far as the protagonist is aware). Which begs the question: what problems have we caused out of ignorance? how many lives have we negatively impacted out of actions made with good interests.

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Caleb
Caleb

@Ultimate8Bit Nice save!

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Ultimate8Bit
Ultimate8Bit

@Caleb Hahaha, I'm done. I didn't realise you were so juvenile maybe your understanding will mature when you do

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Caleb
Caleb

​@Ultimate8Bit wat? Truly you are a special person. The entire reason she was brought to the estate was to treat her "female hysterics" (an outdated physician diagnosis btw). The reason she was locked inside, and barred from seeing visitors, was to prevent her from becoming "excited" which was the supposed cause of the hysterics. The woman continually states a desire to go outside, or to see other people. She implies many times that doing so would help her condition. Did you even read the story? As far as the narrator is concerned John (as a physician) is incapable of accepting her condition as a mental one. That's why her antics at the end are so shocking to him. he is quoted many times by the narrator stating mental illness doesn't exist. Again did you pay attention to the story? "misguided growing narrative". What type of person talks like that? An ideologue. I would posit. You seem to think that an interpretation of a text published in 1982 should avoid "feeding" a "misguided modern narrative", as if the readers are all sheltered infantile beings. Your incredibly poor grasp of the text, and the historical context surrounding it is a great indicator. I would encourage you this time to re-read the yellow wallpaper, and take note of every time the narrator wishes to go outside, or talk to people. Take note also of every time she mentions her husband John being unable to accept her condition as being mental Illness. (actually read the damn story my guy). I would also encourage you to show more restraint, and maybe be a little wiser in picking your engagements. Side-note: It's interesting to hear you assume something like sedation occurred when you seem to be so fixated on "factual evidence" (even though you use the term loosely in a hugely unhelpful manner). It marked that point entirely speculative, and didn't really help your case.

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Ultimate8Bit
Ultimate8Bit

@Caleb You are literally drawing a nonexistent conclusion from your own personal bias, as like I said you've provided no evidence, so don't come at me saying I'm bringing my politics into this when your theory is lain with your own personal politics

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Ultimate8Bit
Ultimate8Bit

@Caleb Can you provide any proof that our main character's intuition says the medication isn't working or that the doctor is going of purely physical symptoms? because both supporting characters seem well aware she's mentally ill but don't acknowledge as to avoid exasperating it. We hear our main character overhearing them discussing her obsession with the wallpaper

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Obakawaii
Obakawaii

These stories were such a neat listen. I hope you do more!

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Jake McClure
Jake McClure

What a great example of using symbolism that's obvious but not overhanded. Plain eerie and psychological. Happy Halloween!

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Ilana Lidagoster
Ilana Lidagoster

The residue of this short story can be found in so many pieces of media, that you can almost always guess the temperament and mental facilities of a character based on how the set designers have decided to decorate their rooms

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Noah M
Noah M

The sound of grey turning the page at the beginning of the story was so theraputic

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Matthew Aurelio
Matthew Aurelio

oh my gooddness this was a nightmare for my english class.

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Brandon Watson
Brandon Watson

Is the fire going backward?

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Jackie Musto
Jackie Musto

This is great! You're an excellent narrator.

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Zack Livestone
Zack Livestone

Grey thank you this is super cool, I really hope you do more readings now and again!! I would pay good money for 'Grey Reads' audiobooks >.>

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Mokenchi
Mokenchi

Just read this last week

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Daniela Serodio
Daniela Serodio

I have been referring to this short story for YEARS and no one seems to recall reading it in school. I'm glad that you're doing everyone a service by bringing this amazing story to the masses. A woman going insane.... who is stuck alone, in a room, with no company and nothing to do and the men in her life telling her that what they think of her condition/life and somehow this is more valuable than what she herself has to say about it. The hysteria of women! How we must protect ourselves from it! I hope the sarcasm came through loud and clear. Who would not suffer from worsening mental health under these conditions? This story is an amazing work! This poor woman was suffering from postpartum depression and was made worse by a world that did not understand, listen to, or value the experiences of women. It's unbelievable that such a work was published in the 1800s... it's even more unbelievable that the woman who suffered the fate of this story then has contemporaries now who are equally unheard, equally dismissed and equally misunderstood.

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Tavie Brown
Tavie Brown

I always felt bad for the character, and even more so for the author who I think wrote the story from personal experience.

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Tessa T
Tessa T

I remember reading this in college, many years ago. I didn't have much time for leisurely reading back then and a lot of material to get through for that class. I had forgotten or missed noticing how funny the narrator is sometimes, and of course, on the first read through, didn't know where the story was going to go. It has stayed with me all those many years ago. I see it as a cautionary tale about resisting patriarchy and avoiding people who infantilize other adults irrespective of sex.

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Onwe Icebadger
Onwe Icebadger

This is such a good tale, I remember reading it while bored in english class a few years ago, and how it resonated with me then. This was by far a more harrowing experience, and I know how much you dislike "Positive Criticism", so I'll ask: why is the fire going backwards?

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Shauday Smith
Shauday Smith

I read this in college, loved the story. A tale of a woman suffering from post-partum that transforms into a chilling dip into insanity, absolutely brilliant!

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Ayanna Watts
Ayanna Watts

This room makes me want to jump off a bridge

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Matthew Bishop
Matthew Bishop

WHY IS THE FIRE GOING BACKWARDS!?!?!

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