The Yellow Wallpaper

The narrator’s description of her bedroom indicates that it was at one time a nursery. What other, more ominous purposes are hinted at in the story? How are they hinted?

Page 35 of the yellow book?

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The woman is depressed. Her physician husband thinks that she needs a vacation of rest. It is hinted that the woman recently gave birth to a child; her sickness might now be called postpartum depression. The fact that the room was a nursery would make the narrator even more anxious. On a different level, the narrator's husband often treats his wife like a child. This is made even more evident when he puts her in a nursery.