The Role Of Woman Marriage During The Late 1800 ' S Essay

732 Words Jul 29th, 2015 3 Pages
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, often causing depression and isolation.
Over time, the role of women and woman’s rights have drastically changed. While previously women have been controlled, confined, and imprisoned by their marital status. Many women have slowly evolved into individuals that have rights and can stand on their own. Though some women are still imprisoned by marriage today, the rate is lesser than before, and woman can enjoy their liberty now.
The Story of an Hour depicts a single hour in Mrs. Mallard life, in which she has a weak heart, experiences the momentary and short joy of freedom after hearing that her husband has been killed in a railroad accident.
As the story tell us, Mrs. Mallard initial reaction, upon hearing of her husband death, is…

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