Tone in The Yellow Wallpaper
Tone Examples in The Yellow Wallpaper:
The Yellow Wallpaper 1
"It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children..." See in text (The Yellow Wallpaper)
Notice how Gilman sets her story in a former nursery in order to emphasize the infantilization of the narrator by her husband, John--who chooses this room for her against her will--while the barred windows evoke a sinister sense of imprisonment and isolation.