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Mrs Mallard's Condition In The Story Of An Hour

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Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour was almost overwhelmingly simple. At first, mistaken as the tale of a women being so heartbroken over her husbands death that she in fact dies with a broken heart. However, several moments noticing this tale takes a different turn, when ironically she does not die after hearing of her husbands passing, but rather, when she finds out he is alive. The reader was prompted to know of Mrs. Mallards heart condition before the story goes on. This leaves for multiple questions: Why did Mrs. Mallard feel relief when hearing of her husbands passing? Was the author simply trying to convey that she had been sick the entire time? Or, did she ironically have a heart attack based on the shock of knowing she was no longer
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