noun im·per·ti·nence \(ˌ)im-ˈpər-tə-nən(t)s, –ˈpərt-nən(t)s\
a. irrelevance, inappropriateness
b. incivility, insolence

Page 60 Paragraph 11/12 – “There is a recurrent spot where the pattern lolls like a broken neck and two bulbous eyes stare at you upside down. I get positively angry with the impertinence of it and the everlastingness,”

John’s wife is talking about how inappropriate and uncivil the bulbous eyes look to her and the absurdity of the situation of being in this room with the ugly yellow wallpaper

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