Story Of An Hour Transcontinental Railroad

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In the short story “The Story of an Hour” it represents the building of the transcontinental railroad. Mrs. Mallard’s husband was killed during the building of this railroad, Brently Mallard’s name was at the top of the list of being killed. This short story basically shows the effects of the families of those killed during the railroad. After Mrs. Mallard’s husband was killed she was an emotional wreck. Mrs. Mallad became empty without her husband, it was said in this short story, “She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless.” Due to this emotional distress, she died of heart disease.
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