Marriage In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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The Story of an Hour" is a short story in which Kate Chopin provides an often unheard-of viewpoint of marriage. Mrs. Mallard, who is the main character, experiences the satisfaction of independence instead of the desolation of loneliness after she learns about her husband 's death. Later, when Mrs. Mallard learns that Brently, who is her husband, is still living, she realized that all hope of independence is gone. The breath-taking disappointment kills Mrs. Mallard by giving her a heart attack. Published in the late eighteen hundreds, the oppressive nature of marriage in "The Story of an Hour" may also be a reflection of, even though not specific to, that time period. Even though Chopin relates Mrs. Mallard 's story and does not write it in first person point-of-view, Chopin expresses the story via a narrator 's voice. The narrator is not clearly an observer, however. For Example, the narrator knows that Mrs. Mallard, for the most part, did not love her husband (Paragraph 15). It is apparent that the narrator is aware of more than can be physically observed. Chopin, however, by no means, tells the audience what Mrs. Mallard is feeling inside. Instead, the audience has to investigate Mrs. Mallard 's actions and words in order to apprehend what Mrs. Mallard feels. Mrs. Mallard is once again returned to her marriage. The lines on her face "bespoke repression" (Paragraph 8). When Mrs. Mallard learns about her husband 's death, she is aware that there will "be no powerful
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