Mrs Mallard Oppression

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Women now are much more intelligent, powerful, and of course beautiful. Compared to the 18th century where women were described as more like servants towards the husband, they could not say anything or do as they please just like in the story; even in marriage. In this time, women were below men, and this is because men have been given this power of supremacy over their wives once they became husband and wife. After reading this story for the first time, it was very clear right way that during that time women was portrayed as a prisoner to their husbands. However, this should be common knowledge that marriages in all different forms are not always about mutual feelings. The forerunner of the feminist’s author, Kate Choppin, is famous for her…show more content…
Furthermore, in this story Mrs. Mallard Mallard has no issue about money. Since she is ill, Mrs. Mallard has always been told what to do and unable to make choices for herself. In “Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard finds herself unexpected freedom from male oppression; despite being transient. Also, how Choppin utilizes three different emotions to build up tension for the reader. Kate Chopin, in “The Story of an Hour” provides us how society describes Mrs. Mallard’s husband as the perfect man in marriage and by presenting the readers with a woman who is clearly overjoyed of the fact of her husband’s death. This is to describe Mrs. Mallard’s emotions as she swings back and forth from being miserable to extreme joy at her newfound freedom. Now this can foster imagination and imply as if Mrs. Mallard had a deep inner life that is not connected to the outside world of her husband or friends. This is the fact that she confines herself in her room just to discover her feelings and interests are important. Unlike the reality of her outside world which was minimally described the narrator but inside Mrs. Mallard’s mind offers something that is lively and well…show more content…
It is possible to understand that the emotion of finally being able to enjoy the freedom one desires but only can be achieved privately. For example, the story mentions Louise hearing from Josephine and Richard’s proclaiming of Brently’s death. At first, Mrs. Mallard will obviously react with grief. However, this is just a mask she uses to hide the feeling of extreme joy. In actually, Louise begins to realize that she is now and finally an independent woman. This realization is becoming to excite her of course. For instance, the story tells “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!” (pg.1). This tells us that, Louise, sees her life as being absolutely hers and hew new impendence would offer her new opportunities. However, this is just relatable to idiom saying “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” because you can never be too certain about the future. I find Louise’s freedom acting as a teaser, once Brently returned healthy and well, he unknowingly takes Louise’s freedom out of her
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