By the Fourth of July, what does the narrator admit about the wallpaper? what clues does Gilman give about the narrator's mental/emotional state?
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In one sunlit section of the room, she is beginning to make out a more ordered sub-pattern beneath the outer layer, similar to the bars of a cage. The hazy shape beneath the pattern also begins to solidify, and she can now identify it as a woman who is “stooping down and creeping” behind the main pattern. The narrator's emotional state seems to be disintegrating every time her husband opens his mouth. John has warned her he may send her to the physician Weir Mitchell in the fall if she does not get better. The narrator is terrified of the prospect of being sent to Weir Mitchell because she has heard that he is the same as John, only more so.