The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper: How about John? Why does the narrator say his profession is "perhaps... one reason I do not get well faster??" Who else supports John's diagnosis?

How about John? Why does the narrator say his profession is "perhaps... one reason I do not get well faster??" Who else supports John's diagnosis?

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John is a medical doctor. He feels his gender plus his occupation gives him authority over women and their emotions. His patronizing "rest cure" is demeaning and humiliating to his wife. John's inability to understand his own misogynistic philosophy on women literally drives his wife to insanity.