The Astronomer's Wife Analysis

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The need to break free in “The Story of an Hour” and “The Astronomer 's Wife”
Women back in the 1920’s were considered weak and that men were the ones in charge of them. In these two stories they prove that the wives in each of them were not living their life to the fullest because of their husbands. Even though both stories are similar in that both the protagonists suffers with oppression, they differ dramatically. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the character Mrs.Mallard expressed her happiness towards her husband’s death when she realized she will be alone, while Katherine from “The Astronomer’s Wife” by Kaye Boyle, was not happy because she was not getting the love that she wanted from her husband, but was soon happy after being
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