Marriage In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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Marriage depends on contractual relationship between two people who promise to love each other for better or for worse. Although, it does not have the aim to restrict person’s freedom, some people tend to create pressure on the one he or she loves in their marriage. It causes someone to feel their freedom is taken away by the person that he or she is married with. On the other hand some marriages enable people to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings to each other so fairly that people are not likely to forget of their memories when they get divorced. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, author tells a story of a married woman who feels that she lacks the power to control her own life because of her husband , in limited time which is indicated on the title. Unlike to this story, in Lydia Davis’ “The Sock”, author gives an example of a single woman who desperately misses her ex-husband. Readers are given how two different perspectives impact on one’s feelings and life-styles in terms of married and unmarried life. In “The Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard’s description indicates that she realizes of her desire for self-determination after her husband passes away. The story might also represent feelings of females about patriarchal society that we live in. As in Mrs. Mallards, married women are oppressed by their husbands in some cases. They cannot live as they want; also they have to spend their time doing housework in the home. The feeling that their own
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