Mrs. Mallard's Tragic Rhetoric Feminist

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Mrs. Mallard was a woman of her own. She wanted to live her own life and do her own thing all the time. She was a feminist in her own way. Mrs. Mallard loved her husband, but only sometimes. She loved herself and loved the idea of that. When she found out about her husband’s death she rejoiced and was happy; it was because she thought of her own freedom. She was all about her long life to herself without anyone to live for. In this short story, Mrs. Mallard is an egotistic feminist that sometimes loved her husband in her own way, that had a heart trouble that relied on her marriage.
Mrs. Mallard may have loved Mr. Mallard at times, but truly it was rare that she loved and really cared for him. She had specifically thought about that directly after her husband’s death and where she should have been upset, she was not. “Certainly, we are told of the joy she feels with the freedom she finds in her husband’s death, but we are not specifically told that she is skeptical of marriage in general” (Hicks 1). In this critical article, Jennifer Hicks is talking about how
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Mallard was a strong believer in herself. Her induvidualism was some of the best seen out of a woman. Her self-absorbed nature was strongly present in this short story. The inability to love her husband that she is supposed to care for and always be there for. She knew that she would be forever free when he died. No more helping him, it was all her. Her heart trouble was also affected by this. Even though she may have been upset about Mr. Mallard’s death at first, she realized there was more to life than crying over someone she had never truly loved and cared for. There was certainly a reason for her self love and complete happiness without her husband. When he walked through the door, alive and far from the accident, she was completely and utterly distraught. So much so, that she died. Mrs. Mallard is most certainly egotistic, unloveable, and selfish, and she makes it clear with her words and

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