The Empression Of Women In Kate Chopin's A Jury Of Her Peers?

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During the 19th and 20th centuries, women relentlessly faced discrimination throughout most of their lives, and society considered them unequal to men. The authors Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Susan Glaspell wrote about the suppression of women during this time, exposing the unequal treatment that they suffered. Their literary works contain common themes of freedom from the discrimination and harsh treatment of male figures that played a prominent role throughout their lives. In these stories, the main characters freed themselves from unhappy marriages, the inability to express ideas and emotions, and abuse. Through the use of symbolism in Chopin’s “Story of an Hour,” Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers,” the feminist authors of these works illustrate a powerful message of freedom and empowerment to improve societal ideas of social, psychological, and moral awareness of self identity.…show more content…
Instead of prolonged sadness, Mrs. Mallard celebrates, in a way, her freedom from her marriage; at long last, she could finally live her life the way that she wanted. In the story, the author implies that possibly Mrs. Mallard married him because of the conformity that all women should marry. After hearing about the death of her husband, she feels sad for a short period of time and locks herself in her bedroom to be alone. Eventually, she begins to think about the positives of the situation. The story states, “When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: ‘free, free, free!’” (Chopin 2). She finally becomes liberated from her relationship with her husband. Locked away in her room, she sits in a chair facing the window. The author states the
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