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Personal Evaluation The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin The Story of an Hour is a story about Louise Mallard a woman with heart trouble who learns her husband has died in a train wreck Mrs Mallard is at first overcome with sadness until she realizes in a rush of emotion and relief that she is Free Body and soul free She sees the world with a fresh outlook and is ready to be her own person The story ends abruptly when her husband Brently Mallard comes home He apparently wasnt on the train after all Mrs Mallard dies from heart failure on the spot Chopins story is brilliant The story takes a couple of twists and turns that make the ending ironic and exciting Also amazing is that Mrs Mallard undergoes all these emotions within an hour Chopin relates the social oppression of women at the time in a powerful way Mrs Mallard represents women who were locked in marriages that were loving yet oppressive in their treatment of women Chopin creatively shows Mrs Mallards loss of identity by not mentioning her first name right away It is not until she is in her room and begins to feel free that her sister calls her by her first name Mrs Mallards identity and first name are gained through Mr Mallards death The language of the story does an excellent job of conveying the emotions and feelings of the characters For example Mr Mallard did not intentionally try to oppress his wife but nonetheless he did Chopin writes A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it from that brief moment of illumination When Mrs Mallard is in her room alone gazing out the window she calls out to her sister that she is not making herself ill Chopin writes No she was drinking in a very elixir of life through that
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