Being taken to a rented rest ancestral house which is quite an old one where she could physically recuperate, she developed a special distraction with the fading, torn and old wallpaper on the room given for her.
The main character was a writer, or so, she thought. She wrote about her illusions and delusions about the yellow wallpaper secretly, kept from her husband who did not like her writing.
They were about to stay in the ancestral house for three months, but as days passed by, the woman’s passion for the wallpaper has turned hallucinatory imagination into reality. The moment came when she no longer could separate real and unreal. So that all the things she had attributed to the yellow wallpaper, the shadow of a woman trying to break lose from a cell, and all other creepy things and situations she could muster, finally overtook her sanity, of which she has become the creepy woman trying to break lose.
I can say that the woman must have been too repressed with herself and her husband. She wrote that although the husband listens to her plea, like the time she requested to visit a cousin, or a relative because the creepy wallpaper has slowly gotten into her, the husband did not care that she cried of desperation.
The husband is quite stiff and although pictured a loving one, inconsiderate.
But the problem actually lied on the main character young wife.
She was already developing schizophrenia at that stage and it did not do her any better to be isolated, therefore, having limited conversation with her sister-in-law and husband. ...