Essay on Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

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Women should be powerful, beautiful and intelligence. Nevertheless, women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. What if their husbands died what would come of them? How would they feel? And the irony of gaining freedom but losing everything? In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless beneath the men because, men were powerful everything was given to them once they became men and wife. According to Hicks, Jennifer “Divorce was quite rare in the 1800s and if one was to occur, men were automatically given legal control of all property and children”,…show more content…
Literature: A World of Writing “When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: "free, free, free!" The vacant stare and the look of terror that had followed it went from her eyes. They stayed keen and bright. Her pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body” this could only mean that she was free from being powerless or maybe she was unhappy with her life and when her husband died she felt a big weight lifted off her shoulders Kathleen, Wilson Said “Once Mrs. Mallard accepts the feeling, even though she knows that her husband had really loved her, she is ecstatic that she will never have to bend her will to his again. Now that her husband is dead, she will be free to assert herself in ways she never before dreamed while he was alive” Mrs. Mallard then goes on to welcoming this new feeling she would never have to clean up after him never going to worry about if he’s okay or not, never going to only think about him. She then says “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a
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