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In 1894 Kate Chopin wrote The Story of an Hour In this fictional tale the author describes the experience of Louise Mallard a woman with heart trouble immediately after receiving news of her husbands death Unlike the expected reaction Louise actually has a moment of relief realizing the freedoms she now has which were taken from her by an unhappy marriage All the events of the story take place within an hour in Louises home In the final minutes of the hour Mrs Mallard is shocked to see that her husband walks through the front door alive and well which causes her to have a heart attack and die While her family believes she had a heart attack because she was overjoyed the author leads us to conclude the heart attack was actually caused by her realization that the freedoms she looked forward too were no longer a reality Kate Chopins description of what the main character feels and sees shows us how this is possible The story is very well written as it flows from one paragraph to another each presenting a new idea or information for the reader The story begins by informing us that Louises husband Brently Mallard was killed in a railroad disaster Being that Louise has a heart condition her family was concerned with how she would react to the bad news Her sister Josephine broke the news to her She immediately cried as expected but the interesting part of the story is when she goes into her room and locks the door While Mrs Mallard is slouched in a chair her experience doesnt feel that tragic at all The mood is rather peaceful and relaxing The reader is reminded more of a sunny day than a gloomy sky At this point it is almost confusing but Kate Chopin quickly explains the scenario She explains of a feeling the main character feels approaching It is then explained that Louise feels
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