Mrs Mallard In The Story Of An Hour

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The “Story of an Hour,” by Kate Chopin, is a short story that centers around Mrs. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard’s character changes from learning that her husband is dead to finding out that he is actually alive. In the beginning Mrs. Mallard is described as a faint-hearted wife so the news of her husband’s death had to be given gently. Mrs. Mallard did not experience the news with a “paralyzed inability to accept its significance,” rather she sobs dramatically. Her reaction displays her sensitive character. Mrs. Mallard then confines herself to her room where she can react the way that she wants to. By herself she begins to imagine her life without him and with those thoughts she whispered “free, free, free!” At first she is terrifies of these thoughts
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