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A New Beginning The short story The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin discusses the trials and tribulations a marriage can bring The character in the story Mrs Mallard led a sheltered and unhappy life Freedom enticed the Mallard residence with the passing of her husband and the irony of the story pictured the years of happiness to come yet in an instance it was taken away from her What seemed like a miracle came to a fatal end Mrs Mallard was portrayed as being lonely and unhappy in her marriage Although the story doesnt clarify or explain in details her loneliness her reaction towards her husbands death reveals her true character She was drinking a very elixir of life through that opened window clearly describes her as being trapped in a hole where she couldnt climb out Free Body and soul free She saw the years to come and even though she knew that they would be spent alone it didnt seem to bother her since she had the opportunity to live for herself Mrs Mallard had been trapped in a relationship for so many years she had forgotten the enjoyment of life It is amazing how a person can forget how to live and enjoy ones freedom In Mrs Mallards case she didnt forget Perhaps it was only a mistake or the simple feelings someone might have for the other and the unthinkable happens Soon the couple is married and after a few years the love is gone and the misery begins Yet she loved him- sometimes often she had not we cant be sure that she never loved him but her actions said it all She gave up the love her husband had for her at a chance for freedom Its funny how life plays around with us It seems as though life is a center stage and we are merely puppets molded to portray destined paths The concept of
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