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When a spouse dies their partners world changes the short story Story of an Hour is centered on Mrs Mallard reacting upon the news that her husband has been killed in a train accident Theoretically she should be in a world of grief although in reality she experiences some conflicting feelings As Mrs Mallard realizes her new found freedom she knows she will still mourn the passing of her husband He was a good husband although he suffocated her in his attempts to set her on a pedestal to make her the ideal wife That every young lady would have loved to been in the 1890s The happiness she feels discovering her freedom is something that consumes her thoughts She seems to remain in control of her feelings and understands that these unusual feelings are from being bottled up for too long The theme of this story would be Identity Self- hood Throughout the short story there were three main examples to back up my theme of Identity Self- hood Those three examples are the way Mrs Mallard states herself Also Symbols that the author used and the conflict of seeing her husband alive again and having to live under him for the rest of her lifeRecap Louise reaction to her husbands death is far from typical Upon finding out the news that her beloved husband was tragically killed in a train accident she immediately goes to her room where she can be alone Mrs Mallard eventually comes to terms with the significance of the news The room which she retreats is where she discovers all the newfound freedoms that result from the loss of her husband When she is lured out of her room by her sister in law she is caught off guard by the sight of her husband as he walks through the door Mrs Mallard lets out a scream and collapses The reader is told that she had
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