The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin Essay

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(Introduction) The most frequent theme demonstrated in Kate Chopin’s short stories is the theme of marriage. Chopin was an author that believed strongly in women’s rights and conducted that idea in a majority of her pieces of work. “The Story of an Hour” and “The Storm” are two of Chopin’s stories that revolve around marriage as the theme. In “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard is a woman who has heart problems, and receives the news that her husband has passed. At the end of the story he arrives back home and she dies when she sees him. The doctors claim she died of an attack due to being so happy. The readers know that it’s just the opposite. She died because she was happy to finally be free, but in reality her husband never passed away. In “The Storm,” Chopin introduces the readers to a family that consists of a stay at home mother and wife, the father and husband, and their son. One day a horrible storm arises and the son and father have to wait it out at the nearby grocery store. While they are gone Calixta, the mother and wife, cheats on her husband with an ex boyfriend. Once they return home Calixta is an extremely good mood and is happy to see them. Meanwhile, Alcee, the ex boyfriend, writes to his wife and tells her she can stay longer on vacation. She gladly accepts his offer. Mrs. Mallard and Calixta both felt a satisfaction in their lives when they did something against what their husbands would have wanted them to do. Like many other stories written by Kate…

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