Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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Since the beginning of the 19th century women were expected to fully obey their husbands, and conceal emotions in order to fit into the mold of a woman. However, in Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin addresses that being a woman is “Veiled hints that revealed in half concealing” which means that the reality of being a woman is partially concealing, disguising and obscuring emotions. Kate Chopin uses the phrases “Freedom”, “Heart” and “Independence” to describe the story of Mrs. Mallard a woman with heart disease discovering that her husband has died, and facing the reality that the freedom she desires is her own. Professor Kathryn Hughes at the University of Anglia states that “The ideology of separate spheres rested on a definition of the ‘natural’
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