In the Yellow Paper, when a couple chances upon an "ancestral house" long untenanted at the beginning of the story - the reader is once alerted that the short story's setting will have a key role in how the story would go or end. Further into the story, the setting's centers on a room upstairs covered with creepy yellow wallpaper as narrated by the woman who is also the protagonist. It is the room which the husband, a doctor chooses for his wife so that she would recover from her nervous illness. That the room was a nursery before certainly ties to the important note that the woman has recently given birth to a child, a child in which she has been declared unfit to care for. The woman narrates, "I never saw a worse paper in my life." The yellow paper also gives a hint at the courageous observation of the character, a commentary on her situation: "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide -- plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions."
The woman who is almost being locked against her will in the room with the yel