What was the room originally intended to be and does that play somehow into the way the wife was treated? please provide a quote from the story
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The room looked to have belonged to a child. This is ironic because her huband treats her like a child,
The paint and paper look as if a boys' school had used it. It is stripped off—the paper—in great patches all around the head of my bed, about as far as I can reach, and in a great place on the other side of the room low down. I never saw a worse paper in my life.