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Answers to questions such as what is man depends on from what view you are looking it from - maybe it be scientific psychological or biblical there is still no clear answer to the question It is mans instinct to define and differentiate himselfherself from other organisms Given four stories of different plots and atmosphere we were asked to define man as how these stories define and describe them The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin In the short story The Story of an Hour mans actions are limited to what the whole society expects himher to do There is such a thing as a right action or reaction and heshe must always be right in order to be acceptable to the society But behind this view of man in this story we can not generalize man as both male and female since Kate Chopin focuses more on building the image of a woman A woman is defined to be weak heart problem of Mrs Mallard and trapped in marriage Marriage for a woman is life being controlled by her husband and thus her happiness relies on her relationship with her husband A woman is also capable of hiding her feelings In the story Mrs Mallard hid her happiness to the people around her because that was the right thing to do Man male on the other hand was the reason why woman suffer Since man was the authoritarian he had the ability to suppress his wife This could be inferred in the story that Mrs Mallard suffered in her relationship with Mr Mallard Man also had a heroic image In the story while everybody thought Mr Mallard was dead he was in fact alive Heroes never die As a conclusion men and women revolved around a complex relationship which showed the supremacy of men and the weakness of women There was still no equality between the two genders The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar
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