Oppression In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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Kate Chopin 1894 short story “The Story of an Hour” show the emotional roller coaster that the main character Louise Mallard goes through with the incorrect knowledge of her husband's untimely demise from a train wreck. This short story dives deep into the gender inequality of the time from the ginger way the family informs her of her husband due to what the writer refers to as heart trouble to her sister’s reaction to Louise saying “Free! Body and soul free!” (151). The writer without giving you what the woman is going through in her thoughts places you in in her chair forcing you to analyze the blanks that you’re filling. Leaving the information about her oppressor allows the reader to infer in what they see as her oppressor. Jennifer point in her article of going short of placing an exact medical issue for her heart trouble. When I read it the first time I just assumed that it meant heart disease which doesn’t give you the whole picture. By leaving it vague it leaves me with the image that it’s much more complicated then a simple answer that she may have a heart attack. It like her emotions control her physical and makes her feel as if they could kill her which in this case they did. In Berkove analysis of this paper points out “there is no hard evidence whatsoever of patriarchal blindness or suppression” (153). The only evidence of any suppression in this story is from herself when she states “There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would

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