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If in todays world a teenage girl was told that her future had been decided a long time ago she would probably not take the matter lightly During the early twentieth century though it was quite different In a time bent on the notion that when a woman reached a certain age she should be married Kate Chopins The Story of an Hour brings a different idea to a world that was not close to changing anytime soon Her story brings light to a fact that is fairly accepted by todays society but was shunned during her time Life before this time demanded that women should get married due to necessity Most of America was still rural and women were needed to do certain task on the farm When industrialization came along though things became simpler cities grew and there were more choices for people to do Women were not tied down on the farm any more Her story shows one womans chance to be what she wanted to be and not be looked down upon in her society Chopin gives light on women having more freedom to do what they wanted to do in regards to marriage The story begins with the news of the death of Mrs Mallards husband She takes the news hard at first but when she is alone in her room the setting of the room does not convey a scene of sorrow The setting of the room shows many signs of renewal or rebirths It suggests that it is a rebirth for Mrs Mallard In many respects it shows a much bigger scene Mrs Mallard could be thought of as a symbol of all young women and the death of Mr Mallard could be the death of the age-old idea that woman should get married The window is open and the outside world envelops the room It is springtime and there is new life hurrying all around a time
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