Authority In The Yellow Wallpaper

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Sometimes authority blinds a person into believing. For instance, doctors are seen as trustworthy people because of their title. In The Yellow Wallpaper, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the narrator has a mental condition and is taken care of by her husband who is also a physician. At first, she complies with his wishes of moving to a new house and not writing in her journal, but soon she struggles with her insanity. John, her husband, tells her “I beg you, for my sake and for our child’s sake as well as for your own . . . can you trust me as a physician when I tell you so” (322)? He doesn’t see how isolated she is and seems to worsen her case. John believes that it is wrong to disobey authority. He wants her to listen to him because he
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