Kate Chopin 's The Story Of An Hour

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A bird would always want to fly even from its golden cage; so does a person confined to a house and a loveless marriage. In “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard is a woman trapped in her own golden cage. Throughout the story, the author, Kate Chopin, shows the true colors of matrimony during that time and what it meant in women’s lives. Women were the only possessions attained after marriage, designated to do house labors and take care of a husband and children. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin illustrates that marriage is another manifestation of women’s abdication of liberty once they say “I do”.
“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a short story that narrates the reaction of a supposedly widowed woman. After hearing the news of Brently Mallard’s tragic railroad accident death, his friend Richard and Josephine gently inform the weak-hearted Mrs. Mallard of his husband 's sudden death. Louise starts crying and consequently goes to her room by herself and locks the door after. She is seated on a chair in front of the window and starts daydreaming. First, she starts looking outside, where everything magically blooms. Louise feels happy, free. She is thinking about the upcoming years she has to live by herself, blissfully happy without her husband around. She feels liberated and free for the first time. She does not even stop to think if it was monstrous or not the joy that held her. After a short moment of freedom Josephine starts asking Louise to open the door. Then

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