Kate Chopin Use Of An Open Window Analysis

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The universal fact of feminism is “the struggle to end sexist oppression” (hooks) in all forms. The time period in which Kate Chopin wrote “Story of an Hour”was during the same time the Women’s Rights Movement (1840 - 1920) was happening. During this time, women were paving a way towards a more independent future, so that they may make their own choices and be treated as equals. Chopin uses symbolism to showcase how an open window can express freedom and self-discovery within a woman. The use of an open window in “Story of an Hour” can be compared to how the Women’s Rights Movement was like a gateway for independence. When Mrs. Mallard is locked in her room, her sister says to her, “Open the door--you will make yourself ill” (Chopin). Mrs.
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