The Yellow Wallpaper - If I Were A Man Summary & Analysis

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On the rare occasion that her husband, Gerald, refuses to do what she wants, Mollie Mathewson always says "if I were a man..." (page 57), and this is what she says this morning when Gerald fusses about an overdue bill she forgot to give him when it was first due. Mollie is a "true woman," she is a small, pretty and loving wife and devoted mother with a gift for society, yet she often wishes she were a man, and suddenly she is! Mollie finds herself in Gerald's body as he hurries down the street to catch the morning train, and still in a temper, Mollie's own words ring through her ears as Gerald shuts his mouth to avoid saying something he will regret. Mollie can feel his pride, sympathy with weakness and the feeling that he must be gentle with...

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