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I liked The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin because of the different circumstances in which the reader can place the main character Mrs Mallard in for being upset when she realized that her husband was not dead From the reaction of Mrs Mallard the reader may perceive that Mr Mallard may have been somewhat abusive towards her I feel that Mrs Mallards reaction towards her husbands death was proper at the beginning middle and just as proper at the end Even when ones abuse is by a loved one he or she will be saddened for a brief moment by the individuals death I do not think that anyone should act the way people expect him or her to I do not feel that Mrs Mallard was selfish for her reaction towards her husbands death The reader may feel that Mrs Mallard was abused because of her husband not showing her any kind of affection In my opinion since The Story of an Hour was written in 1894 most men still today do not show affection towards their wives In Mr and Mrs Mallards marriage there may have been some type of understood love between them Mrs Mallard stated that she had loved her husband sometimes but not often From that quote Chopin is informing the reader that Mrs Mallard may not have been happy with her marriage Once Mrs Mallard announced that she was free free free Body and soul free 14 Chopin alerts the reader to understand that abuse may have been in Mrs Mallards marriage and that she was relieved of her husbands death I think that by Chopins usage of the word body I perceived that Mr Mallard might have been physically abusive towards his wife also When Mrs Mallard understood that she was free she felt that she would have the opportunity to live for herself and not anyone else I think that Mrs Mallard probably lived and
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