The Dream Of An Hour By Louise Mallard Essay examples

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Originally published in Vogue on December 6, 1894 as “The Dream of an Hour” and later reprinted as “The Story of an Hour” is a story of feminist ideologies set in the home of Brentley and Louise Mallard in the mid 1890’s. Louise Mallard, who has a bad heart condition, has just recently been notified of her husband’s accidental railroad death. Her husband’s friend Richards heard about Brently’s death while at the newspaper office. She weeps after her sister Josephine breaks the news to her. Upon retiring to her room, Louise contemplates the rest of her life without her husband Brently. She feels free from the bondage of marriage and openly welcomes her newfound freedom and independence. Brently wasn’t a tyrannical or controlling husband infact he was the quite opposite and she will truly mourn for him at his funeral After a while, Josephine begins to beg Louise to leave her room so that she won’t grow sick. Louise opens the door and walks down the stairs with Josephine. The front door begins to open and enters Brently. He was completely unaware of an accident and had not even been on the railroad that day. Richards quickly tries to shield Louise from seeing Brently but it’s too late. She is concluded to have died from a heart attack brought on by excessive joy. Kate Chopin (February 8, 1850 – August 22, 1904) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was the third of five children. She was the only child in her family to live beyond twenty-five years. Her father died in a…

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