Give a description of John in "The Yellow Wallpaper." Why does the heroine say that his profession is "perhaps...one reason I do not get well faster?" How does the narrator view her husband? Does she...

Give a description of John in "The Yellow Wallpaper." Why does the heroine say that his profession is "perhaps...one reason I do not get well faster?" How does the narrator view her husband? Does she agree with John's diagnosis and treatment? Who else supports John's diagnosis? What effect does this have on the heroine?

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The narrator of Charlotte Perkins Gilman 's story wants to believe in her husband's educated medical opinion. The reader meets John only through his wife's eyes. He seems genuinely concerned with his wife's health. He diagnoses her condition as a "slight hysterical tendency." Hysteria, a condition thought to emanate from the...

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