What can you infer about the narrator and her ideas about marriage based on her remarks?
The narrator is trapped in a patriarchal marriage, in which her physician husband makes all the decisions for her and calls her a "silly goose" when she complains.
However, we can infer that she would prefer a marriage founded on companionship in which she and her husband John are equal partners. For instance, she states that
It is so discouraging not to have any advice and companionship about my work.
We learn that she left is alone quite a bit because John often goes...
(The entire section contains 261 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial