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Across the short time period of just an hour a young unhappily married womans life is drastically changed when she hears news of her husbands unfortunate death The unhappy life she once led as a wife was quickly altered when hearing the joyous news of her becoming a widow Just minutes there after she ironically falls to her own death when the small happiness she sought was disposed when she found out that she was not the fortunate widow she had so desired to become In A Story of an Hour Kate Chopin tells this story of Mrs Mallard reflecting upon her husbands unexpected death in which she unfolds the ironic meaning behind Mrs Louise Mallards reaction throughout the story Initially Mrs Mallard is denoted as a young woman who suffers from an unusual heart condition Chopin begins this conventional love story by introducing her afflicted heart only to end this story ironically with Mrs Mallard falling to her death due to her troubled heart Although her heart is afflicted with this illness Chopin may also be denoting the fact that Louise Mallard also suffered from a broken troubled marriage which caused her heart to be ill After Chopin introduces Mrs Mallards heart trouble Bentley Mallards friend Richards tells Louise with all good intentions of her husbands fatal accident With this Mrs Mallard goes upstairs and begins to reflect upon her new life as a widow Through Mrs Mallards reflection she describes her husband and their joint marriage as kind and tenderhearted and never looking at her without love Chopin states She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind tender hands folded in death the face that had never looked save with love upon her However Mrs Mallard also is denoted as sometimes loving her husband but was quite unsatisfied because he often pushed his will upon her As a result this caused Louise to be unhappy and possibly ill-hearted
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