Can Dehumanization And Moral Classification Gentrify Humans? Essay

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Can dehumanization and moral classification gentrify humans? Until the beginning of the 20th century, women and men both resided in separate moral classes and spheres of society. Men were expected to be the head of the household and work for money, whereas women were expected to be submissive to their husbands and complete housework. In many of Kate Chopin’s stories, she makes indications on the feminist movement of the 19th and 20th century. Her short story, “The Story of an Hour,” edifies her readers on the authority men had over their wives during the 19th century. The characters in “The Story of an Hour” create ironic themes of death and oppression in the 19th century setting of Chopin’s story.
The author of “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin, is known for her work in the feminist movement. The prevailing attitude that Chopin opposes in all of her short stories is the status quo of a nurturing wife and mother. Another literary work of Chopin, known as “The Awakening,” speaks of a woman finding herself and going against societies classification for women. As a feminist, Chopin chooses to bring light to these issues in her short stories like “The Story of an Hour.” The protagonist in “The Story of an Hour” is Mrs. Louis Mallard, a young and soft-spoken woman, who was fairly calm and gentle until her husband died. She often had a dull stare and you could see the glimpse of contemplation and thoughts going through her mind. The lines in her face “bespoke repression,”…

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