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The essays THE STORY OF AN HOUR 1 and A SORROWFUL WOMAN2 depicts the main characters the wives being bound by the unwanted bond of marriage In this essay we will compare and contrast the events of the two stories Comparing our essay we find that both women seemingly lived in situations where they were well loved and provided with all the essentials of life Yet we discover it was not sufficient in its performance to permit the women to continue entertaining life as married women or mother Within the THE STORY OF AN HOUR3 we find Mrs Mallard residing in a situation that she could have changed but perhaps the era she lived in did not present a favorable solution Mrs Mallard never finding the courage to be open and honest and tell her husband and family how she felt concerning her marriage However she discovers that chance was in her favor as she learns of the death of her husband Becoming momentarily emotional over the situation as any grieving widow would we discover it was short lived as she accepted the situation with joy Now she finds herself free from that she had secretly longed for- the bond of marriage broken Yet it was short-lived rejoicing As the husband returns home completely unaware of the circumstances of the hour Mrs Mallard realizes her joy was short lived Overwhelmed by the loss of her short lived freedom as a single woman she dies death ending the relationship from which she had long desired to be free Continuing with the essay of A SORROWFUL WOMAN 4 we find the Wife never truly realizing what was happening to her mental state and the reality of marriage was no longer appeasing The Wife coming to the realization that the sight of her husband and child made her so sad and sick she did not want to see them ever again5 Ultimately both essays bring
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