Unformatted text preview: wallpaper. He realizes that having the wallpaper in the room distresses her, but he thought it would be better for her to keep it up. He refused to listen to her pleading and was convinced that it would be bad for him to give into her request, even if it was small and reasonable. He was always certain that he knew what was best and disregarded all of her opinions. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s character, John, may have good intentions for his wife, but through his control is making her condition worse. He treats her as if she is incapable of making her own decisions, therefore he must make them for her. This helps illustrate the main issue of the story, which is that men of this time period often dictated their wives actions....
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