The Stained Glass By Kate Chopin

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Through the Stained Glass Feminism is the idea that woman are equally the same as men politically, socially, and economically. During the 1900’s feminism was unheard of at the time but Kate Chopin an American author who was widely known for her short stories and novels challenged that idea. Chopin would have her characters test the way society viewed women and have them embrace those feminist ideals despite Chopin killing off her main characters. Because of this there was very little her editors could do without angering her readers. In modern day society we do not judge so easily like we did before; if an un-happy wife is suddenly widowed, becomes rich, and lives happily ever after it is totally accepted because society is more progressive than it was in the 19th century. In Chopin’s The Story of an Hour, we begin the story of Mrs. Mallard hearing the terrible news of her husband’s sudden death. Completely in shock Louise sat on her cushion chair at an open window grieving for her husband. She was full of emotions when she begins to have feelings of freedom and independence. Louise then realizes that though she has lost her husband she kept whispering to herself, “Free! Body and soul free!”. Josephine, Louise sister, begins to get worried and starts peaking through the keyhole of her door that Louise locked herself in, she then asks Louise to get out of the room or she will get ill. Louise opens the door and holds her sister as they walked the stairs. And there he stood

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