What does this quote from "The Yellow Wallpaper" mean, " John is a physician... perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster. " ?

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"The Yellow Wallpaper " presents a multidimensional critique of a social structure dominated by men. Women's lives are dictated by the men around them, who can invalidate their thoughts, wishes, and choices with impunity. For the woman in the story and the women in real life, this imbalance of power has catastrophic consequences. The quote identified here represents an intersection of institutional and interpersonal oppression between the narrator and her husband. As her husband, John controls where the narrator lives and what she does. As her physician, John delegitimizes the narrator's thoughts and desires while...

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