The Husband in The Yellow Wallpaper


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What was 'the rest cure' used to treat and when?

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1. What three major factors define John's character in 'The Yellow Wallpaper?'

2. Choose the best answer. Which of the following represents the progression of roles (in chronological order) in which the narrator views her husband in 'The Yellow Wallpaper?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See just how much you know about the husband and his role in The Yellow Wallpaper. How John treats his wife like a child and the progression of John's relationship with the narrator are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see how much you know about:

  • How the wife's view of John changes
  • A major example of how John dismisses his wife's concerns
  • How John treats his wife like a child
  • The rest cure and its purpose
  • Three major factors that define John's character

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the progression of roles in which the narrator views her husband
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on John from The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how John treats his wife like a child and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this character by accessing the lesson called The Husband in The Yellow Wallpaper. Objectives you can complete include:

  • Understand why the author was interested in the rest cure and the harm it could do
  • Examine the relationship between the narrator and John
  • Explore why the narrator feels she cannot disagree with her husband
  • Describe the narrator's 'triumph' at the end of the story