The first "thing" Jane notices in the wall are eyes. She starts to see faint, white eyes in the wallpaper, but the bad placing of the strips of wallpaper mean that the eyes are often a little unsymmetrical. Later on, she sees the shape of woman in the second layer of the wallpaper. The she sees the movement of a woman creeping in the wallpaper, or shaking against the first layer. She then sees the first layer act as a barrier which restrains, and occasionally, captures and strangles creeping woman to death. She sees that the eyes of these women and now the eyes she noticed earlier. One of the last things she notices is an indent in the wall. The audience finds out later on that this indent is from an adult, creeping on all fours, dragging their shoulder along the wall.