Mrs. Mallard In Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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The story opens with the narrator telling the readers that Mrs. Mallard has heart trouble. In addition to this medical condition, her sister Josephine breaks the news to her sister, Mrs. Mallard, that her husband passed away. With all of this sudden news, Mrs. Mallard “wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.” With everything happening in such a quick time period, Mrs. Mallard might feel a wild abandonment because she just lost her husband and it seems like she feels a lack of love.
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