The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin Essay

1138 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
There is no doubt that there has been an unjust control and treatment towards women throughout history. Not only as individuals, but also by their spouse in marriage. In order to understand why the monster of oppression towards women came about, it is also necessary to understand how life was for women in different parts of the world, as well as tracing their corresponding time periods all the way to current time. There are records of marriage as early as 2350 BC in Mesopotamia. Love was not the reason why the male made his selection towards the union with a women, but more like choosing a property for procreation. In the short story “The Story of an Hour,” by Kate Chopin, the character of Mrs. Mallard helps us understand the deep affliction she felt in her matrimony. She weeps over the death of her husband, but instantly realizes her feelings are joyance because she was finally free from an oppressed marriage. Even though there is no detailed explanation on the physical or mental treatment in the matrimony of Mrs. Mallard, we can perceive she was living under authoritarian treatment. It is hard to believe that women still undergo the same actions and behavior of oppression as many years ago. Some of the different occurrences from the past like the birth of patriarchy in the Neolithic Era located in the Middle East, and years later with King Solomon and his marriage alliances associated with polygamy in Israel, slowly structured the oppressed future for women all over the…

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