How is the conflict between John and the narrator further developed?
The narrator seems to resent the fact that John "does not know how much I really suffer." She refers to John with a bit of sarcasm, for example: "I suppose John was never nervous in his life." He thwarts her real desire to have visitors as well as her desire to write; he thwarts her desire to change the wallpaper; he thwarts her second attempt to get a room downstairs--all in the name of her health and not stimulating her too much or letting her think too much or indulge her imagination. To him her expressions of need are fanciful, and he belittles her by calling her a “blessed little...
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