I wrote this research paper for a Women's Literature class in Fall 2012. We had to compare or contrast two works we read in the class and create a substantive argument. I immediately wanted to focus on the psychology aspect of "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, because it has always been one of my favorite short stories--the mental state of the narrator has always intrigued me. We had just finished reading the novel, Quicksand, by Nella Larsen, and the main character in that novel also seems to suffer from several psychological conditions. I figured this paper was the perfect opportunity for me to research the psychology behind both works and connect it to gender roles in society. This paper was fun for me to write because I was so interested in the topic, but I learned a lot about incorporating literary analysis with research. It was difficult to manage them both at times, since I would find a quote from a source that I really liked and also a lengthy quote from the literature that I thought was needed. There are a few lengthy segments that could probably be broken up better if I revised it in the future, but in the end, I'm happy with the thought-driven argument I created. I think it's supported well with the pieces of literature and my sources.