🎃 Grey Reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" for Halloween 🎃


"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Published 1892.
Also for Halloween, "The Monkey's Paw": issofts.info/video/v-deo/mIuMuZJxpcyYxno
And for Pandemicween, "The Masque of the Red Death": issofts.info/video/v-deo/iHN83WltaNrIymU


  • Lord Hylix
    Lord HylixMánuði síðan

    I am studying literature at my college, and for my final I must write a character arc analysis paper on The Yellow Wallpaper. I find it best to not only silently read the story, but to also have someone else read to me. Even though you've posted this video last October, I still want to thank you. So, thank you! :)

  • boolu michu
    boolu michuMánuði síðan

    Do another like thisss omgg

  • Bobby Mechalke
    Bobby Mechalke2 mánuðum síðan

    Bruh this story is so obviously emotional manipulation. All the people I talked to in high school who had read this really underplayed that aspect

  • Justin J.M. Higner
    Justin J.M. Higner3 mánuðum síðan

    Unforgettable ending....

  • Dragontamer9021
    Dragontamer90213 mánuðum síðan

    I had to read and analyse this for school and to be honest it was pretty wierd

  • Dileaka Dias
    Dileaka Dias4 mánuðum síðan

    I like your country lhave two souns ian càtholiç teacher

  • Dileaka Dias

    Dileaka Dias

    4 mánuðum síðan

    I have twio sons

  • Brian Slater
    Brian Slater4 mánuðum síðan

    It was hard for me to follow but, can someone break down the ending of this for me? I'm really confused

  • Tristra Gyopsie
    Tristra Gyopsie4 mánuðum síðan

    weird observation . . . the fire is going backwards.

  • Wade Mullis
    Wade Mullis5 mánuðum síðan

    I have to stop my head from spinning.

  • Unrealivandd
    Unrealivandd5 mánuðum síðan

    You should narrate the cask of amontillado; your voice would fit it.

  • Frankie
    Frankie5 mánuðum síðan

    Okay how is this possible. I have just starting learning this at school and have stumbled randomly upon this channel and seen this.

  • harmonic spice
    harmonic spice5 mánuðum síðan

    The fact that at somepoint she turns from really hating that room to enjoying benig there really sparked fear in me she then starts describing a shadow creeping invoking me even more since i am in a dark room and then she blurs the line between herself and the shadow and when it's evident she is not herself anymore it's too late for now she too creeps on the yellow wallpaper

  • 3D Zombie
    3D Zombie5 mánuðum síðan

    This book ruined my 8th grade

  • alien attack

    alien attack

    4 mánuðum síðan

    Go on...

  • Blinded Bliss - Diana
    Blinded Bliss - Diana5 mánuðum síðan

    Is this wallpaper made of arcenic?

  • MasterNicholas 05
    MasterNicholas 055 mánuðum síðan

    Why why why why why why why Why is this the scariest thing I’ve heard in a while.

  • Unholy Ravioli
    Unholy Ravioli5 mánuðum síðan

    Dear reader don't go to the comments lest u see spoilers.

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson5 mánuðum síðan

    This is funny cause I just had todo a research paper on this exact story!

  • Cass Gryphon
    Cass Gryphon5 mánuðum síðan

    I still love this story. :)

  • Ryan R
    Ryan R5 mánuðum síðan

    i remember reading this in school. it was quite... strange

  • Midgard Eagle
    Midgard Eagle5 mánuðum síðan

    If you're considering reading more short stories, may we make suggestions? I'd love to hear you read Of Mice and Men. May have to split it up into parts, though.

  • Fuvity
    Fuvity5 mánuðum síðan

    The "every time" at the end gets me. What does it mean!?

  • __
    __5 mánuðum síðan

    If it was green wallpaper in that period... then it certainly was the wallpaper. Green Victorian wallpaper being coloured by arsenic...

  • Jack Daniels
    Jack Daniels5 mánuðum síðan

    hexagon cult join my brothers

  • Lisa Hill
    Lisa Hill6 mánuðum síðan

    Finally getting a chance to listen and 9 minutes in I'm so intrigued I wiki the title to get more info CGP Grey is listed at the bottom under Dramatic Adaptations :)

  • AlyssaC
    AlyssaC6 mánuðum síðan

    The madness at 28:43 😦

  • Ethan L
    Ethan L6 mánuðum síðan

    I just realized we read this and the last story for my English class 1-2 weeks ago, and currently this and the last video are 1 week old

  • Ilyootha
    Ilyootha6 mánuðum síðan

    I don't get it :(

  • artistwithouttalent
    artistwithouttalent6 mánuðum síðan

    I don't remember the sexism being that overt. Chalk it up to being a dumb teenager, I suppose.

  • Alyssa Foster
    Alyssa Foster6 mánuðum síðan

    I read this for ap lit

  • The Chazzler
    The Chazzler6 mánuðum síðan

    My friends had to do something for this for English and there’s still confused about it

  • Yeff
    Yeff6 mánuðum síðan

    Thank you for a nice goodnight story, this is the ultimate sleeping pill.

  • xXBlackKZoruaXx
    xXBlackKZoruaXx6 mánuðum síðan

    bro we read this last year

  • 1772videos
    1772videos6 mánuðum síðan

    my teacher read this to us, what a coincedence

  • ToasterBread
    ToasterBread6 mánuðum síðan

    Who is joe

  • Thomas
    Thomas6 mánuðum síðan

    I literally had to read this for a project on like the 15th. do you KNOW how much more interested I would've been if Grey had been narrating?

  • Solahi Fuefos
    Solahi Fuefos6 mánuðum síðan

    it feels like shes not just insane but her husband is drugging her

  • Jay Bonn
    Jay Bonn6 mánuðum síðan

    Fascinating so Its the same wife but the perspective changes in a single sentence. I think. This is really..... my mind

  • Bob Dull
    Bob Dull6 mánuðum síðan

    This makes no sense

  • Jay Bonn
    Jay Bonn6 mánuðum síðan

    I cannot tell you how annoying it is to hear a page flip. It's an ever present reminder that this is a book and that there are pages and these pages can go on for infinitum and now you have to sit there waiting for the page turn instead of being engaged in the story.

  • dogvetusa
    dogvetusa6 mánuðum síðan

    I do not like this husband, seems quite controlling.

  • Paul McGee
    Paul McGee6 mánuðum síðan

    The text of this is just plain vicious. :-)

  • bookladydavina
    bookladydavina6 mánuðum síðan

    i have always loved this story.. and have always felt so connected with the story teller... and always wondered what the story of the house actually was as well... that room was not a "nursery" but obviously had some history of madness in the past.... and also, an interesting study of what most likely postpartum depression of the time...

  • J B

    J B

    6 mánuðum síðan

    @bookladydavina People assigned rest cure frequently went mad.

  • bookladydavina


    6 mánuðum síðan

    the bed was bolted to the floor, and had been gnawed on, the floors and walls had been scratched and gouged, the windows were barred and the hooks in the walls were most likely used to attach some sort of restraints.. there was madness in the house before...

  • J B

    J B

    6 mánuðum síðan

    Its likely that it was a nursery at some point in its past but by the time this story was written there were a lot of old country mansions that got rented out for things like rest cures, so its likely she would not have been the first person to be locked up there.

  • Kari D
    Kari D6 mánuðum síðan

    I remember being so angry at the husband the first time I read this, but you know what? I don't think I was angry enough.

  • J B

    J B

    6 mánuðum síðan

    I'm not sure the husband is the best target for anger, the society that told him you have to do this or she will get worse and we will take her away and lock her up where no one will ever see her again is probably a better target.

  • This Guy
    This Guy6 mánuðum síðan

    Utterly compelling portent to a precipitous descent... Wow that was good.

  • TheFalseFacade
    TheFalseFacade6 mánuðum síðan

    CGP reads CPG!

  • Vegans in the Wild Over 50
    Vegans in the Wild Over 506 mánuðum síðan

    Oh my gosh, we had to read this in English Lit for college. One guy in particular was completely traumatized by this.

  • iamthinking2202 _
    iamthinking2202 _6 mánuðum síðan

    Halfway through, and I decide to read the comments. ‘‘Twas a shame for now I am left without ease, and settled I am now not

  • Matt Bell
    Matt Bell6 mánuðum síðan

    Of the 3 stories, this is the one that creeped me out the most! No pun intended

  • Ryah Green
    Ryah Green6 mánuðum síðan

    Me: oh this could be a good little break..how long is it........THIRTY MINUTES!

  • Val J
    Val J6 mánuðum síðan

    Having insomnia. This is perfect. Thank you, Grey.

  • Pure Megan
    Pure Megan6 mánuðum síðan

    I remember reading this in school. It is such a creepy story. I like this stories. Thank you for reading them

  • Nando mango
    Nando mango6 mánuðum síðan

    Grey u should've read this a year earlier, I was in his reading this same story

  • Sam Lin
    Sam Lin6 mánuðum síðan

    The fire is playing.... backwards?

  • Monkee
    Monkee6 mánuðum síðan

    we need more of grey reading books

  • Omar Juvera
    Omar Juvera6 mánuðum síðan

    I didn't know I subscribed to an audio book channel =(

  • Demented Duskull
    Demented Duskull6 mánuðum síðan

    The fire animation is reversed. Now you will not unsee it.

  • Radu Cristescu
    Radu Cristescu6 mánuðum síðan

    I can now cancel my Calm subscription. I have everything I need.

  • James Runyon
    James Runyon6 mánuðum síðan

    Is the fire moving backwards? I can’t stop staring at it. Trying to decipher the pattern. Why do the sparks move downwards? Did you do that on purpose?

  • Drake Geer-Timmins
    Drake Geer-Timmins6 mánuðum síðan

    That was genuinely unnerving, nice reading Grey.

  • Daniel Korchinski
    Daniel Korchinski6 mánuðum síðan

    Did anyone else notice that the sparks from the flames run backwards? It's a bit unsettling, and it feels like it fits the mood of the story.

  • M-27
    M-276 mánuðum síðan

    Heh, the fire is getting me crazy why is it going backwards, is like he made so it's to story something small and maddening

  • Zahbär Schmuni
    Zahbär Schmuni6 mánuðum síðan

    Can somebody explain the last few sentences from "Now why should that man have fainted?..." i really dont think i get it yet.

  • Zahbär Schmuni

    Zahbär Schmuni

    6 mánuðum síðan

    @J B While im not entirely convinced (there is no mention or indication of her attacking him, i wouldve thought he was just shocked by all the paper and her weird behaviour, oh and the rope), i guess you provided the most solid explanation yet. Thx^^

  • J B

    J B

    6 mánuðum síðan

    At this point in the story the narrator has lost touch with reality and become unreliable, not even recognizing some actions she sees as her own, so while it is possible the author meant that he actually fainted, or maybe had a heart attack, I think is more likely that she attacked him. "What is the matter?" he cried. "For God's sake, what are you doing!" Is likely what he yelled when she attacked him and not just because she was creeping around the room rubbing her shoulder on the wall. "I kept on creeping just the same, but I looked at him over my shoulder." Her looking back at his body. In the end she just continues to loop around the room even crawling over him on each lap.

  • Savannah Riches
    Savannah Riches6 mánuðum síðan

    One of my favorite things about this story is that it was written as contemporary fiction to display the flaw in the then current practice of doctors prescribing isolation as a remedy for women's mental health issues. (Spoiler: Many women were ending up like the woman in this story.)

  • Memes n Shet
    Memes n Shet6 mánuðum síðan

    The backwards fire makes me feel uneasy for some reason,can’t stop looking at it

  • Twisted Tachyon

    Twisted Tachyon

    5 mánuðum síðan

    Do you see the woman behind it? Shaking it as she creeps around?

  • Gurgle
    Gurgle6 mánuðum síðan

    I would listen to Gray read the phone book.

  • Gordon Mckelvin
    Gordon Mckelvin6 mánuðum síðan

    Creepy, man! This story reminds me of that painting in the book "Witches".

  • A A
    A A6 mánuðum síðan

    One of my favorite stories of Weird Fiction! I definitely support more Grey Storytime in the future.

  • Ratchet4647
    Ratchet46476 mánuðum síðan

    Arabesque not abaresque lol

    S&S AMERICA6 mánuðum síðan

    Possibly one of the worst stories I have ever herd but Grey narrated it so I'm still liking the video.

  • Lillian B.
    Lillian B.6 mánuðum síðan

    Haven't read this one since I was a child a... wow, yes, this is a horror story. Five minutes in and I want to chew off my own hands.

  • sidd da kid
    sidd da kid6 mánuðum síðan

    whys is the fire going backwords?

  • Racool
    Racool6 mánuðum síðan

    Had to read this in English, and write an essay about mental illnesses and gender inequality in the past.

  • Bryan Manuel Salguero
    Bryan Manuel Salguero6 mánuðum síðan

    this should be a podcast thingy hehe difficult to listen in you tube

  • Professor Fennec
    Professor Fennec6 mánuðum síðan

    For the sake of nitpicking, the fire is flowing backwards in time. The embers should be going up, nor down.

  • Gilly Puente
    Gilly Puente6 mánuðum síðan

    Why did you remove the video about why you can never own land? Where is the video? Why did you quietly remove it without saying anything?

  • Vitez Roman
    Vitez Roman6 mánuðum síðan

    this is so disturbing -. truly, a horror story (about a man abusing a depressed women).

  • Illia Flannery
    Illia Flannery6 mánuðum síðan

    this is one of my favorite short stories growing up. One of the few things school forced me to read that I was glad for the experience

    TWMASTER2006 mánuðum síðan

    I read this in college. Interesting to hear Grey read it.

  • SpecialJ11
    SpecialJ116 mánuðum síðan

    It's funny how much attitudes change yet remain the same. Nowadays we understandably think such "treatment" is actually counterproductive, yet also retain some of these same relationship dynamics, although I'd argue they're less likely to be patriarchal in nature.

  • Jarod Rhudy
    Jarod Rhudy6 mánuðum síðan

    This one is by far the creepiest

  • Josh Flack
    Josh Flack6 mánuðum síðan

    Lovely. It would have been great if the light behind the trees in the window had faded to black by the end. EDIT: just got to the part with the moon. Nevermind, it's perfect.

  • Kepris_
    Kepris_6 mánuðum síðan

    You have to chill, I listened to this the night you posted it, then the Monday after we read it in class and everybody thought I was a god when I knew how the story went.

  • Lesa G
    Lesa G6 mánuðum síðan

    Is the fireplace burning backwards in time?

  • Rachel M
    Rachel M6 mánuðum síðan

    John is toxic

  • Caleb
    Caleb6 mánuðum síðan

    John is portrayed as a physician of 19th century medicine, and as such he relies on the knowledge of the day. (at least as far as the protagonist is aware). He doesn't believe the protagonist's intuition, and instead prescribes what he (to his knowledge) knows to be the cure. The protagonist knows it doesn't work, she can intuitively feel it, but you can't explain intuition to a man of science, as it's like two separate languages. Se he brushes her off, and tells her she's getting "better" because from his perspective "better" as a physician purely defined by physical characteristics of the body. This creates a disconnect in the protagonist between what she intuitively feels, and her external reality. When Intuition crosses knowledge bad things happen. Because in a sense your intuition is your sense of self. For John to assert his precepts of reality on her in this manner is abusive. Especially if that person has no escape, or recourse. What makes this story truly Insidious though is that John's motives were pure. He was acting out of good intent. And with the scientific knowledge of the time (as far as the protagonist is aware). Which begs the question: what problems have we caused out of ignorance? how many lives have we negatively impacted out of actions made with good interests.

  • Caleb


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Ultimate8Bit Nice save!

  • Ultimate8Bit


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Caleb Hahaha, I'm done. I didn't realise you were so juvenile maybe your understanding will mature when you do

  • Caleb


    3 mánuðum síðan

    ​@Ultimate8Bit wat? Truly you are a special person. The entire reason she was brought to the estate was to treat her "female hysterics" (an outdated physician diagnosis btw). The reason she was locked inside, and barred from seeing visitors, was to prevent her from becoming "excited" which was the supposed cause of the hysterics. The woman continually states a desire to go outside, or to see other people. She implies many times that doing so would help her condition. Did you even read the story? As far as the narrator is concerned John (as a physician) is incapable of accepting her condition as a mental one. That's why her antics at the end are so shocking to him. he is quoted many times by the narrator stating mental illness doesn't exist. Again did you pay attention to the story? "misguided growing narrative". What type of person talks like that? An ideologue. I would posit. You seem to think that an interpretation of a text published in 1982 should avoid "feeding" a "misguided modern narrative", as if the readers are all sheltered infantile beings. Your incredibly poor grasp of the text, and the historical context surrounding it is a great indicator. I would encourage you this time to re-read the yellow wallpaper, and take note of every time the narrator wishes to go outside, or talk to people. Take note also of every time she mentions her husband John being unable to accept her condition as being mental Illness. (actually read the damn story my guy). I would also encourage you to show more restraint, and maybe be a little wiser in picking your engagements. Side-note: It's interesting to hear you assume something like sedation occurred when you seem to be so fixated on "factual evidence" (even though you use the term loosely in a hugely unhelpful manner). It marked that point entirely speculative, and didn't really help your case.

  • Ultimate8Bit


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Caleb You are literally drawing a nonexistent conclusion from your own personal bias, as like I said you've provided no evidence, so don't come at me saying I'm bringing my politics into this when your theory is lain with your own personal politics

  • Ultimate8Bit


    3 mánuðum síðan

    @Caleb Can you provide any proof that our main character's intuition says the medication isn't working or that the doctor is going of purely physical symptoms? because both supporting characters seem well aware she's mentally ill but don't acknowledge as to avoid exasperating it. We hear our main character overhearing them discussing her obsession with the wallpaper

  • Obakawaii
    Obakawaii6 mánuðum síðan

    These stories were such a neat listen. I hope you do more!

  • Jake McClure
    Jake McClure6 mánuðum síðan

    What a great example of using symbolism that's obvious but not overhanded. Plain eerie and psychological. Happy Halloween!

  • Ilana Lidagoster
    Ilana Lidagoster6 mánuðum síðan

    The residue of this short story can be found in so many pieces of media, that you can almost always guess the temperament and mental facilities of a character based on how the set designers have decided to decorate their rooms

  • Noah M
    Noah M6 mánuðum síðan

    The sound of grey turning the page at the beginning of the story was so theraputic

  • Matthew Aurelio
    Matthew Aurelio6 mánuðum síðan

    oh my gooddness this was a nightmare for my english class.

  • Brandon Watson
    Brandon Watson6 mánuðum síðan

    Is the fire going backward?

  • Jackie Musto
    Jackie Musto6 mánuðum síðan

    This is great! You're an excellent narrator.

  • Zack Livestone
    Zack Livestone6 mánuðum síðan

    Grey thank you this is super cool, I really hope you do more readings now and again!! I would pay good money for 'Grey Reads' audiobooks >.>

  • Mokenchi
    Mokenchi6 mánuðum síðan

    Just read this last week

  • Daniela Serodio
    Daniela Serodio6 mánuðum síðan

    I have been referring to this short story for YEARS and no one seems to recall reading it in school. I'm glad that you're doing everyone a service by bringing this amazing story to the masses. A woman going insane.... who is stuck alone, in a room, with no company and nothing to do and the men in her life telling her that what they think of her condition/life and somehow this is more valuable than what she herself has to say about it. The hysteria of women! How we must protect ourselves from it! I hope the sarcasm came through loud and clear. Who would not suffer from worsening mental health under these conditions? This story is an amazing work! This poor woman was suffering from postpartum depression and was made worse by a world that did not understand, listen to, or value the experiences of women. It's unbelievable that such a work was published in the 1800s... it's even more unbelievable that the woman who suffered the fate of this story then has contemporaries now who are equally unheard, equally dismissed and equally misunderstood.

  • Tavie Brown

    Tavie Brown

    6 mánuðum síðan

    I always felt bad for the character, and even more so for the author who I think wrote the story from personal experience.

  • Tessa T
    Tessa T6 mánuðum síðan

    I remember reading this in college, many years ago. I didn't have much time for leisurely reading back then and a lot of material to get through for that class. I had forgotten or missed noticing how funny the narrator is sometimes, and of course, on the first read through, didn't know where the story was going to go. It has stayed with me all those many years ago. I see it as a cautionary tale about resisting patriarchy and avoiding people who infantilize other adults irrespective of sex.

  • Onwe Icebadger
    Onwe Icebadger6 mánuðum síðan

    This is such a good tale, I remember reading it while bored in english class a few years ago, and how it resonated with me then. This was by far a more harrowing experience, and I know how much you dislike "Positive Criticism", so I'll ask: why is the fire going backwards?

  • Shauday Smith
    Shauday Smith6 mánuðum síðan

    I read this in college, loved the story. A tale of a woman suffering from post-partum that transforms into a chilling dip into insanity, absolutely brilliant!

  • Ayanna Watts
    Ayanna Watts6 mánuðum síðan

    This room makes me want to jump off a bridge

  • Matthew Bishop
    Matthew Bishop6 mánuðum síðan