Why Did Kate Chopin Write A Story Of An Hour

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Kate Chopin wrote a story about Mrs. Mallard, a married woman who suffers from heart problems and also has to cope with her husband recent passing. Mrs.Mallard, she showed sincere grief about her husband passing. However, looking back at how controlling her husband Mr.Mallard were in their marriage, Mrs.Mallard felt a sudden joy when processing her husband death After her sudden emotional change, Mrs Mallard felt liberated when she started thinking about what her life would be like without Mr.Mallard, but regardless of the happiness she feels, she knows that once she sees her husband in corpse that sadness will return. Through her writing, author Chopin readers/ audience would be women who feel trapped and controlled in their marriage. Anger, loneliness and heartbroken are feelings that women who're coping with the death of their loved one feel. However, Chopin…show more content…
Chopin use imagery to explain Louise's’ new life and the…show more content…
She felt free “she said it over and over… free free free.” (p241). She felt free from her marriage, free from her old life and free from the way she used to live when she was in marriage. In the 19th century, women were housewives while the man did everything and free is what Mrs.Mallard, she felt free from being trapped, free from her husband being oppressive and with this many married women today and back then can relate to what Mrs.Mallard felt and to what Chopin wrote. The feeling of having freedom is a feeling that Mrs.Mallard never had, it was a strange feeling to her but she was waiting for other Although Mrs.Mallard felt overly joyful, she knew that once she sees Brently corpse her heart will be broken
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