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Analysis of The Story of an Hour When I finished reading for the first time The Story of an Hour I felt a bit confused It takes a couple of twists and turns that makes the ending ironic and unobvious I have read the story a few times but I still think theres more to what I think or know The story was written in the 1850s Also by reading Chopins biography the story was towards feminism Mrs Mallard represented the women of the time Women meaning they sometimes did not marry because of love but because of the stability of which the husband offered The story starts with Mrs Mallard having heart problems Although later in the story it says that she was young When Mrs Mallard heard the news of her husbands death she wept and cried She locked herself in the room and sat and looked out the window She cried because she had to it was her husband and he has been with her taking care of her Thats when the turning point of the story began to unravel After a while she recognized that for the first time she in fact felt free Free from her husband She felt like she was being controlled Mrs Mallard did not really love her husband She was unhappy about the marriage After the realization she was looking forward to the rest of her life I noticed that she was looking at the blue skies with the sounds the scents the color that filled the air Noticed that it wasnt gray skies and she elaborates all her feelings positively and vivid Also when Josephine kneeling in front of the door she yelled Louise open the door I beg open the dooryou will make yourself ill I thought it was foreshadowing to not to make herself ill meaning not to fantasize about her future yet The ending of the story is
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