I read this story once before but don't remember it having the same impact as it did this time. I enjoyed the discussion we had in class because we discussed feminism, supernatural, insanity, and horror. I believe there is definitely an element of horror within "The Yellow Wallpaper." I found (Jane's?) descent into insanity very similar to Jack's in "The Shining." Perhaps insanity itself is a horror element caused by the fear most people have of becoming insane. It is scary to watch someone as they slip further and further into madness, but it would be even more scary to think of that happening to you. Gilman took me by the hand and led me through the depths of insanity until it's frightening conclusion. I found the ending was the most frightening part of the story. As Dr. H. mentioned, I visualized the ending very similar to the movie "The Ring." I could see (Jane?) creeping along the side of the wall with a look of madness in her eyes that frightened her husband so much he fainted. The thought of her repeatedly circling around that room, creeping "over him every time," sends chills up my spine (Gilman 1695). I would believe that at the time it was written this would have definitely been a horror story comparable to Poe. I'm sure it also would have been a story people found difficult to believe could have been written by a woman in this time period.