Claudius & Gertrude (pictured on the right) Welcome Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Hamlets friends pictured on the left)
Exposition: The narrator (we do not know her name) is writing in her journal. She is explaining how she and her husband are going to stay at a haunted mansion over the summer. We will learn she is not a stable individual and suffers from many different problems.
Rising Action: The narrators husband, John. He believes she is not "sick". They do have marriage issues and she seems to have some form of depression. She is continuing to write in her journal and for some reason, is getting incredibly obsessed with the yellow wallpaper in her room
Climax: Our narrator has officially gone insane. She is still completely obsessed with staring at the wallpaper. She is rarely with John because she is staring at it. She now thinks a woman is trapped inside the paper and actually tears it down. She truly needs help.
Antagonist: Considering the small number of characters in this short story, the Narrator is our antagonist as well (she also is a protagonist for the sake of being the main character, nothing more) She causes problems to herself and to her husband. The obsession with the wallpaper made her insane and her husband worried.
This story is relevant for the average reader because it shows an important lesson. Watch your loved ones if something isn't normal, and get help if needed.