How Does Gilman Emphasize On The Narrator's Depression

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Gilman uses this quote to emphasize on the narrator’s depression and the extent of how it was affecting her. She is shown to be blaming John for not being more understanding of her condition and forces herself to believe that her nervousness is what has made her become so miserable. She feels overwhelmed as she comes to terms with her incapability of performing even the most basic of tasks. She is unable to care for her child which, according to John, is because of her ailment. However, he has misjudged her depression for a “nervous condition”, as keeping her away from her child is doing her more harm than good. The author uses capitalization of “REASON” and “CANNOT” to emphasize on the narrator’s emotions. There is evidently a reason for her

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