John's Husband In The Yellow Wallpaper

663 Words3 Pages
Emotions are the way one feels about something or someone. The narrator shows various emotions toward her husband, John, throughout “The Yellow Wallpaper.” One emotion she experiences is intimidation toward her husband. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “John is a physician,” this intimidates the narrator because he has a higher standing in society than she does, thus making her unable to express herself as she needs to. Another emotion the narrator exemplifies toward her husband is frustration. “The Yellow Wallpaper” states, “..John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad.” This statement shows the narrator’s irritation because John will not allow her to understand what…show more content…
One of the emotions the narrator undergoes is intimidation toward her husband. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression -- a slight hysterical tendency--what is one to do?” The narrator is a woman and has no say about her own medical condition, due to the fact that she is a female, but her husband can say and tell her whatever he wants to about her condition and that intimidates her. He can have complete control over the narrator because he is more educated than her and he has a higher standing in society than women did. Another example of the narrator’s intimidation for the husband is in “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “I get unreasonably angry with John sometimes. I’m sure I never used to be so sensitive. I think it is due to this nervous condition.” This example shows the reader that the narrator is intimidated by her husband abundantly that he has finally convinced her that she only has a nervous
Open Document