| Quote #4
I never laughed, being bashful. (8)
Laughing seems to be the typical response to being bashful, but the wife seems to avoid laughing because it draws unwanted attention to her.
| Quote #5
Lowering my head, I looked at the wall. (9)
The wife lowers her head and looks at the wall to avoid eye contact. Could this be a sign of deference to her husband? Or is she simply being stubborn and ignoring him?
| Quote #6
Called to, a thousand times, I never looked back. (10)
If she is ignoring her husband, she's either resisting his romantic advances or simply his attempts to get her attention. She's empowered in these moments.