Free As A Bird By Louise Mallard Essay

751 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Free as a Bird The Story of an Hour” shows how women were not allowed to make their own decisions in 1894. Dominated by men, women had no choice but to comply. The way they could survive was to get married, even at very young ages. Also, when they married their choices were very limited. Papke believes that there no escape for those who choose to live outside of that traditional world. Also, explains how once a woman in Louise Mallard 's society could recognize the real world and herself within it, then that same woman should not be given the right to live. Chopin shows that in paragraph 12 “ there would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.” “The Story of an Hour” about a woman who is told that her husband has died in a train wreck. She is told this news by her sister and, of course, Mrs. Mallard reacts like any other wife who has just been known that her husband 's death; it shows in paragraph 3 “with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister 's arms.” Mrs. Mallard is devastated; she went to her room to be away from anyone who come to see her. While in her room, she takes a different attitude to her husband 's death. Mrs. Mallard perspective changes; in paragraph 4 “There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” She starts…

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