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During the 1800s the idea of sexism and gender roles played a very common part in society women were known for staying at home cleaning the house and preparing for when their husband came back from work Constantly having to do this caused stress in women therefore making them reevaluate the question Why did I get married in the first place they believed that getting married meant that they would have freedom not having to care for another individual including yourself In The Story of an Hour Kate Chopin tells the story of Mrs Mallard the protagonist who dies due to the shock of seeing her husband alive once more and a chronic heart condition doctors perceived she had latched on toAlthough some people may argue that Mrs Mallards death had nothing to do with the stress on her marriage Chopin writes And yet she still loved him- Sometimes Often she had not What did it matter Chopin exemplifying that Mrs Mallard had come upon stress while being married to her husband This stress could have caused her to seize a hatred for her husband therefore making her crave the taste of freedom This crave for freedom could have led to make her rethink if she actually loved her husband possibly leading her to acquire a heart condition leading to her deathDoctors in the 1800s doctors did not have the same technology that we in the twentieth century have causing them to misdiagnosis a handful of patient Sexism throughout this period of time contributed to a so called misdiagnosis due to the fact that women were not treated equally as men Since some doctors may have been sexist they may on instinct say to a women as in Mrs Mallards case Afflicted with a heart troubleChopin as a result of misdiagnosing many women would accept the fact that they had a Heart Condition when in reality it could be a number if things This misdiagnosis
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