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Analysis on Chopins The Story of an Hour A death in the family would be heartbreaking to many people When I think of a close relative dying I feel sad just like many other people Feeling a sense of joy or relief from death is unthinkable to me but in The Story on an Hour by Kate Chopin the lead character feels this joy and relief towards her recently deceased husband These feelings of joy and relief come from the hatred she has towards her marriage In the late 1800s feminism was on the rise One of the pioneers of feminism was the author of this story Chopin demonstrates this view of feminine independence by portraying Louise Mallard the main character of the story as being freed from an unwanted marriage by the death of her husband This is displayed in her feelings revealed to us in the story of the way she views her husband and the desire for freedom Brently Mallard Louises husband is portrayed to be somewhat pf a bad husband by how Louise thinks of her husband in the story Apparently Brenty doesnt treat his wife particularly well Louise is unhappy with her marriage and feels trapped in a lifestyle she does not want Everyone would expect Louise to weep with agony and pain but instead she sits calmly down There stood facing an open window a comfortable roomy armchair When I first read that I thought that something was terrible wrong since a word like comfortable was used to describe something in her supposed time of heartbreak A newly widowed woman today would probably not look at a chair as comfortable right after receiving news of her husbands death The expected reaction 2 from a wife would to smash the chair into pieces Also sentences like The delicious breath of rain was in the air In the street below a peddler
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