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The Story of An Hour first published in 1894 is a short story by Kate Chopin Society was not ready to accept that a woman would rejoice over the death of her husband causing this story to be quite controversial In the beginning we find out that Mrs Mallard has a heart condition and that her husband has been killed in an accident Fearing the news could be deadly Richards her husbands friend is enlisting the help of Mrs Mallards sister Josephine to break the news to her Upon hearing of her husbands demise Mrs Mallard breaks down crying in the arms of her sister before retreating to her room to be alone In her room she reflects on the horrible news and comes to see the unfortunate death of her husband as a blessing She would no longer be bound by her husbands will but would be free to live out her life as she pleased After an hour alone Mrs Mallard joins her sister in the hall and the two ladies start down the stairs As they join Richards Mr Mallard comes through the door very much alive and well Without warning Mrs Mallard drops dead at the sight of her husbandChopin did a great job drawing me into the mind of Mrs Mallard I felt the main characters uneasiness when she was trying to figure out what to call the strange feeling that was coming over her as she reflected on Mr Mallards death At first I thought she was worrying about how she was going to support herself now that her husband was gone When I learned Mrs Mallard was beginning to feel happy about becoming a widow I was shocked When Chopin wrote She knew 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 fixed and gray and dead
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