In the yellow wallpaper the narrator says john laughs at me of course but one expects that in marriage. What comment does this make about the role of women in marriages?
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The comment means how women didn't really have any say in the marriage or in society, really. John (her husband) has the upper/dominant hand in the marriage beacuse he is a man and if the narrartor didn't follow the rules of society or her husband, then her husband could just give her a bad reputation and society will shun her.