What Does The Open Window Symbolize In The Story Of An Hour

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Throughout my completion of Introduction to Literature, several stories have provided symbols with great significance that relate to the characters. One story that has symbols of great importance is “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. This story has a lot of hidden meaning behind objects that are not commonly focused on. The main character, Mrs. Mallard gets the news that her husband had just been in a treacherous accident, and passed away. Commonly, a women would be distressed over this type of situation, but not for Mrs. Mallard. In fact, she felt the complete opposite.
One symbol that stuck out to me in this story is the open window that she savored when she first discovered her husband’s death. The open window symbolizes Mrs. Mallard’s
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