Chopin's Story Of An Hour

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On the “Story of an Hour” by Chopin (66), shows the role of woman in marriage and society during the late 1800’s. It clearly demonstrates the problem of male dominance during this period. There are some similarities and differences in the role of a woman marriage during this time, and this can relate to the way females are treated today. These situations can be seeing in women rights and their responsibilities regarding family and marriage nowadays.
For the majority of woman, the 19th century was a time of disparity, inferiority, and domination, to their male counterparts. Throughout history, a woman social status only depended on her marital status. For these reasons, many women were forced to lead a life of solitude and emotional inadequacy,
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Mallard initial reaction, upon hearing of her husband death, is not far from what everybody expects: she is mourning and grieving the loss of her husband, and she wants to be alone. Though, during the hour she spends in her room, her state of mind changes drastically. Sitting in the armchair motionless, she started seeing spring life from the open window, she sees trees leaves moving, smells the rain coming in the air, hears an unclear but pleasant song, even the patched clouds outside seem to be dispersing showing a beautiful and bright blue sky. All of these just suggest that an unconscious wish in her heart is quietly but quickly expanding, and she star feeling joy in the little things life has to …show more content…
“Free, free, free!” (Chopin 66), the first voice of protest breaks out after the tiresome, unhappy years. Finally, she realizes the feeling approaching her and possessing her soul and body. This is the possession of self-awareness in which she recognize the strongest wish and impulse of her being “Free! Body and soul free!” (Chopin 66). These words just show how Louise was feeling and the immense desire for freedom and the desire to be herself again. With her husband death, her lifetime emotional and personal confinement has come to an end, and now finally she can be free and do as she pleased without answering to anyone but

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