Chopin 's Picture Of Marriage Essay

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Chopin’s Picture of Marriage
In the short story “The Story of an Hour”, Chopin describes the marriage relationship as a typical marriage. When Mrs. Mallard heard of her husband’s supposable death, she remorse’s, which shows that she did care for her husband. In the story, by Chopin she writes, “ There would be no powerful will bending her in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature.” Maybe relationships are unsatisfying, losing independence and becoming dependent upon might be bad. She also states, “She would live for herself. Long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely and she spread her arms out to welcome it.” It is understandable that she would miss that way of life that she had before marriage.
Chopin tells us in the story that Mrs. Mallard did care for her husband, quoting from The Story of an Hour, “ She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death: the face that never looked save with love upon her. Yet she had loved him-sometimes. Often she had not.” Do people in marriage sometime just settle for what they have or what they can have? Mrs. Mallard says that she loved him but at times, she did not, can a person love someone but not truly love him or her. Yes, a person can love someone, but if it is not true love is it right to be in a marriage. The Story of an Hour says at the beginning of the story that Mrs. Mallard had a…

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