Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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The “Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin was undeniably a roller-coaster ride. I certainly did not know how to act while reading the story because I felt particularly sympathetic towards Louise. Yet, I felt extremely agitated.

The fact that Mrs. Mallard’s first name remained unmentioned until her husband’s death was amusing. Before this, she remained as “Mrs. Mallard,” or “she,” and after her husband’s ironic return home, she was referred to as “wife.” From this, I can infer that Chopin was trying to allude to the social issues that existed during her time. When Louise married Brently she became Mrs. Mallard, losing her identity and assuming a new one. Although it may seem ordinary for her to assume her husband’s name and become his “property”,

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