The Yellow Wallpaper

what comment does this make about the role of women?

Early in the story , the narrator says "john laughs at me, of course, but one expects of marriage.

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This quote supports the idea that the women during this period were expected to stay within the role of domesticity. A woman's job was to care for their homes, children, and of course, their husbands. Any other aspirations were generally met with amusement. I mean, why would any woman want to branch out from her duties at home to do anything else if she didn't have to? ;-)