🎃 Grey Reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" for Halloween 🎃

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Published 1892.
Also for Halloween, "The Monkey's Paw": noburn.info/id/video/x428hr5qoqJtm3o.html
And for Pandemicween, "The Masque of the Red Death": noburn.info/id/video/t3WsqpVmZbCdn2U.html
Runtime: 30:05


Dileaka Dias
Dileaka Dias - 20 dager siden
I like your country lhave two souns ian càtholiç teacher
Dileaka Dias
Dileaka Dias - 20 dager siden
I have twio sons
Brian Slater
Brian Slater - 21 dag siden
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 Gyopsie - 25 dager siden
weird observation . . . the fire is going backwards.
Wade Mullis
Wade Mullis - MĂ„ned siden
I have to stop my head from spinning.
Unrealivandd - MĂ„ned siden
You should narrate the cask of amontillado; your voice would fit it.
Frankie - MĂ„ned siden
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 spice - MĂ„ned siden
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 Zombie - MĂ„ned siden
This book ruined my 8th grade
alien attack
alien attack - 2 dager siden
Go on...
Blinded Bliss - Diana
Blinded Bliss - Diana - MĂ„ned siden
Is this wallpaper made of arcenic?
MasterNicholas 05
MasterNicholas 05 - MĂ„ned siden
Why why why why why why why
Why is this the scariest thing I’ve heard in a while.
Unholy Ravioli
Unholy Ravioli - MĂ„ned siden
Dear reader don't go to the comments lest u see spoilers.
John Johnson
John Johnson - MĂ„ned siden
This is funny cause I just had todo a research paper on this exact story!
Cass Gryphon
Cass Gryphon - MĂ„ned siden
I still love this story. :)
Ryan R
Ryan R - MĂ„ned siden
i remember reading this in school. it was quite... strange
Midgard Eagle
Midgard Eagle - MĂ„ned siden
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 - MĂ„ned siden
The "every time" at the end gets me. What does it mean!?
__ - MĂ„ned siden
If it was green wallpaper in that period... then it certainly was the wallpaper.
Green Victorian wallpaper being coloured by arsenic...
Jack Daniels
Jack Daniels - MĂ„ned siden
hexagon cult join my brothers
Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The madness at 28:43 😩
Ethan L
Ethan L - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I don't get it :(
artistwithouttalent - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I don't remember the sexism being that overt. Chalk it up to being a dumb teenager, I suppose.
Alyssa Foster
Alyssa Foster - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I read this for ap lit
The Chazzler
The Chazzler - 2 mĂ„neder siden
My friends had to do something for this for English and there’s still confused about it
Yeff - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Thank you for a nice goodnight story, this is the ultimate sleeping pill.
xXBlackKZoruaXx - 2 mĂ„neder siden
bro we read this last year
1772videos - 2 mĂ„neder siden
my teacher read this to us, what a coincedence
ToasterBread - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Who is joe
Boye - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Fuefos - 2 mĂ„neder siden
it feels like shes not just insane but her husband is drugging her
Jay Bonn
Jay Bonn - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Fascinating so Its the same wife but the perspective changes in a single sentence. I think. This is really..... my mind
Bob Dull
Bob Dull - 2 mĂ„neder siden
This makes no sense
Jay Bonn
Jay Bonn - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I do not like this husband, seems quite controlling.
Paul McGee
Paul McGee - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The text of this is just plain vicious. :-)
bookladydavina - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
@bookladydavina People assigned rest cure frequently went mad.
bookladydavina - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 D - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Guy - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Utterly compelling portent to a precipitous descent... Wow that was good.
TheFalseFacade - 2 mĂ„neder siden
CGP reads CPG!
Vegans in the Wild Over 50
Vegans in the Wild Over 50 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Oh my gosh, we had to read this in English Lit for college. One guy in particular was completely traumatized by this.
iamthinking2202 _
iamthinking2202 _ - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Bell - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Of the 3 stories, this is the one that creeped me out the most!
No pun intended
Ryah Green
Ryah Green - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Me: oh this could be a good little break..how long is it........THIRTY MINUTES!
Val J
Val J - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Having insomnia. This is perfect. Thank you, Grey.
Pure Megan
Pure Megan - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I remember reading this in school. It is such a creepy story. I like this stories. Thank you for reading them
Nando mango
Nando mango - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Grey u should've read this a year earlier, I was in his reading this same story
Sam Lin
Sam Lin - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The fire is playing.... backwards?
Monkee - 2 mĂ„neder siden
we need more of grey reading books
Omar Juvera
Omar Juvera - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I didn't know I subscribed to an audio book channel =(
Demented Duskull
Demented Duskull - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The fire animation is reversed. Now you will not unsee it.
Radu Cristescu
Radu Cristescu - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I can now cancel my Calm subscription. I have everything I need.
James Runyon
James Runyon - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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-Timmins - 2 mĂ„neder siden
That was genuinely unnerving, nice reading Grey.
Daniel Korchinski
Daniel Korchinski - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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
ZahbÀr Schmuni
ZahbĂ€r Schmuni - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Can somebody explain the last few sentences from "Now why should that man have fainted?..." i really dont think i get it yet.
ZahbÀr Schmuni
ZahbĂ€r Schmuni - 2 mĂ„neder siden
@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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Riches - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Shet - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The backwards fire makes me feel uneasy for some reason,can’t stop looking at it
Twisted Tachyon
Twisted Tachyon - MĂ„ned siden
Do you see the woman behind it? Shaking it as she creeps around?
Gurgle - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I would listen to Gray read the phone book.
Gordon Mckelvin
Gordon Mckelvin - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Creepy, man! This story reminds me of that painting in the book "Witches".
A A - 2 mĂ„neder siden
One of my favorite stories of Weird Fiction! I definitely support more Grey Storytime in the future.
Ratchet4647 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Arabesque not abaresque lol
S&S AMERICA - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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. - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 kid - 2 mĂ„neder siden
whys is the fire going backwords?
Racool - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Had to read this in English, and write an essay about mental illnesses and gender inequality in the past.
Bryan Manuel Salguero
Bryan Manuel Salguero - 2 mĂ„neder siden
this should be a podcast thingy hehe difficult to listen in you tube
Professor Fennec
Professor Fennec - 2 mĂ„neder siden
For the sake of nitpicking, the fire is flowing backwards in time. The embers should be going up, nor down.
Gilly Puente
Gilly Puente - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Roman - 2 mĂ„neder siden
this is so disturbing -. truly, a horror story (about a man abusing a depressed women).
Ian Flannery
Ian Flannery - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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
TWMASTER200 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I read this in college. Interesting to hear Grey read it.
SpecialJ11 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Rhudy - 2 mĂ„neder siden
This one is by far the creepiest
Josh Flack
Josh Flack - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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_ - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 G - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Is the fireplace burning backwards in time?
Rachel M
Rachel M - 2 mĂ„neder siden
John is toxic
Caleb - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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.
David Hodgden
David Hodgden - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Louis Bouvier
Louis Bouvier - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Plus bed rest that often can be terrible for you
Obakawaii - 2 mĂ„neder siden
These stories were such a neat listen. I hope you do more!
Jake McClure
Jake McClure - 2 mĂ„neder siden
What a great example of using symbolism that's obvious but not overhanded. Plain eerie and psychological. Happy Halloween!
Ilana Lidagoster
Ilana Lidagoster - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Makujina
Noah Makujina - 2 mĂ„neder siden
The sound of grey turning the page at the beginning of the story was so theraputic
Matthew Aurelio
Matthew Aurelio - 2 mĂ„neder siden
oh my gooddness this was a nightmare for my english class.
Brandon Watson
Brandon Watson - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Is the fire going backward?
Jackie Musto
Jackie Musto - 2 mĂ„neder siden
This is great! You're an excellent narrator.
Zack Livestone
Zack Livestone - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Just read this last week
Daniela Serodio
Daniela Serodio - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 T - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Icebadger - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Smith - 2 mĂ„neder siden
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 Watts - 2 mĂ„neder siden
This room makes me want to jump off a bridge
Matthew Bishop
Matthew Bishop - 2 mĂ„neder siden
tammy JerkChicken
tammy JerkChicken - 2 mĂ„neder siden
hmm this story is so odd! Is it the unreliable narrator weak to evil influences or the partners choices driving her to madness
and what does Creep around mean?!
craftyroo - 2 mĂ„neder siden
this is a great story, but it doesn't suit you.
SycophanticDesignInc - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I love this story! Gray, you show your good tastes again.
FlorKiler new
FlorKiler new - 2 mĂ„neder siden
fire is burning backwoods and I don't like that
blondies bookshelf
blondies bookshelf - 2 mĂ„neder siden
Me: had this book as an assignment last year and couldn't find a good audiobook of it
Grey: posts this the next year
Weasel Spandex
Weasel Spandex - 2 mĂ„neder siden
@Matthew Childs If you get this book, I think you'll find a good audiobook.
Matthew Childs
Matthew Childs - 2 mĂ„neder siden
I hope I am not as unfortunate lmao