The Yellow Wallpaper Quotes

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John is a physician, and perhaps- (I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind-) perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster. You see, he does not believe I am sick!
-- Unnamed Narrator (The Yellow Wallpaper paragraph 7-8)

Importance: This quote shows John’s belief that his wife is not physically sick, thus suggesting that her affliction is of the mental variety.

My darling, I beg of you, for my sake and for our child's sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind! There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a temperament like yours. It is a false and foolish fancy. Can you not trust me as a physician when I tell you so?
-- John (The Yellow Wallpaper paragraph 142)

Importance: This quote reiterates John’s belief this his wife’s illness is mental...

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