Women In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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What Kind of Love is this?
At the time, when women were being treated unfair and felt like they have not freedom in their marriage in the 1800s. Most women roles were to be the regular housewife that took care of the family and carter to their husbands. Most of the woman during that era wanted more freedom and be more than just the average housewife duties. The men during that era were the complete opposite of the women; they had more freedom and power than the women. The men basically controlled the marriage and made them felt unappreciated and unwanted. The “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin portrays a woman who didn’t feel free and felt like she had no rights in her marriage. Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” is expression of how she viewed
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Chopin is probably writing this story because she can relate to the issue of marriage being oppressed by men during that time period. Chopin does not write much on how Louise Mallard felt during the marriage but readers can assume that Louise Mallard wasn’t happy being in married according to the story, it says “And yet she had loved him--sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in the face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being!” This shows Louise Mallard and her husband relationship was not the best because she felt like she was force the love her husband again her own will. Chopin wants readers to understand that Louise Mallard wasn’t even sure if she loved her husband. She describe the character as woman who doesn’t know if the marriage she had with her husband is based on love because she finds herself rethinking her marriage. The marriage oppressed her; she needed freedom, freedom to grow because she loved freedom more than she did her …show more content…
Louise’s Husband was happy with the relationship because after he survived the accident, the first thing he did was to go visit his wife in the hospital. According to story, it says “Someone was opening the front door with a latchkey. It was Brently Mallard who entered, a little travel-stained, composedly carrying his grip-sack and umbrella. He had been far from the scene of the accident, and did not even know there had been one. He stood amazed at Josephine 's piercing cry; at Richards ' quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.” This shows the Brently Mallard was never to problem in marriage in the first place, it was Louise Mallard being selfish with her love because within that hour she felt joy and relief when she misinform about her husband death and as soon found out he was alive, she’s dies. Readers can conclude that Brently Mallard actually love his wife but she didn’t feel the same

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