The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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The Story of an Hour
In the “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, is about pleasure of freedom and the oppression of marriage. Just like in Kate Chopin’s story, inside most marriages, even the ones that seem to be the happiest, one can be oppressed. Even though, one might seem to be happy deep inside they miss the pleasure of freedom and living life to the fullest. Just like, in this story Mrs. Mallard feels trapped and when she hears about her husband’s death she first feels distraught, but ultimately realizes that she has gained her freedom. This news leads her to an inner battle within herself, as she tries to keep those feelings from coming out. The story culminates when she dies of a heart attack, because she realizes that her husband is not dead and she would be returning to her old pointless existence. This story has many great literary elements that keep the story interesting throughout its plot, by using great foreshadowing and symbolism.
“The story of an Hour” is a basically a story about an inner battle that the main character Louise has to deal with, as she faces living life after her husband Brently has passed away. The story begins with Louise sister Josephine breaking the news of her husband’s death, which was first announced by Richard the family friend. This send an emotionally distressed Louise crying to her room sad at the news of Brentlys death. Once alone Mrs. Mallard started to feel a strange feeling that kept getting greater the more she stared out…
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