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Allusion in The Yellow Wallpaper

Allusion Examples in The Yellow Wallpaper:

The Yellow Wallpaper

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"it sticketh closer than a brother..."   (The Yellow Wallpaper)

Gilman personifies the wallpaper through her use of a saying drawn from Proverbs 18:24 in the King James Bible: “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” This biblical allusion illustrates how closely the wallpaper sticks to the wall and how difficult it is to tear away.

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