The Yellow Wallpaper

The yellow wallpaper

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.