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Can love be so cruel that it causes you to die In the short story The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin The story of an hour is told from the perspective of an unknown narrator one that is able to tell all that goes around the main character Mrs Mallard or Louise without any bias Most of the story is relayed to the reader by this all seeing narrator that first informs the reader of Mrs Mallard and her heart problems The title ironically describes the story in itself Louis is stuck between her boundaries and freedom She is trapped in her own mind Her feelings of being depressed and lonely will destroy her and her marriage forever Although Lousie doesnt have anywhere to turn She turns to her deathPrior to the 1800s women fathers had complete control over whomever they wanted their daughters to marry Fathers married off their daughters to wealthy men they believe would be the perfect match for their daughters While the women were forced to fall in love with a man they barely knew Many women were miserable and felt bound for the rest of their lives because of their marriage Most women wanted to escape and have their own right as a woman De Pauw 53 Its striking that the women are always in the Mallards house while the men can come and go as they please As for Richards Josphine husband friend he chooses to go to the Mallards house but before that hes out and about in newspaper offices Notice too that during the story nobody leaves the house Men come in but the women dont go outOne way to react to a husbands lost would be the usual reaction of a woman that truly loved her husband which could be received with a sudden grip of grief followed by depression Then Mrs Mallards reaction her first reaction of sadness was what any typical woman
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