How does the narrator try to reach out to her husband? Is this her last contact with sanity? Why do you think John has no comprehension of the seriousness of her illness?
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In her own submissive way, the narrator tries to reason with her husband but he is convinced of the superiority of male objective reasoning, as opposed to what he sees, as female emotional drama. I think she clings to some sanity in the room but by their last meeting, the narrator is slipping away. The husband freely embraces his role as superior to women. He embodies the patriarchal elitism over women in that era. As a physician, he sees women's emotions as trivial and hysteric. He is too lost in his own prejudices to understand the truth about his wife.