The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis. Section 4 Christine Nicholson and Emily Greenheim. Quotes. Quote 1. Quote 2. Quote 3. Quote 1. “ By daylight she is subdued , quiet. I fancy it is the pattern that keeps her so still. It is so puzzling. It keeps me quiet by the hour.”.
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Christine Nicholson and Emily Greenheim
“By daylight she is subdued, quiet. I fancy it is the pattern that keeps her so still. It is so puzzling. It keeps me quiet by the hour.”
“John is so pleased to see me improve! He laughed a little the other day, and said I seemed to be flourishing.”
Afraid: unwilling or reluctant to do something for fear of the consequences
The women of this time were to comply with their husbands, or no longer have a husband. They were not treated fairly nor did they have the freedom that the husbands shared. Many women accepted this as being “the way it is” in order to keep their relationships with their husbands. They did not want to cause any kind of negative attention to them, for they could be left and/or abused.