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Her sister, Josephine, tells her the news. Louise sits down and looks out an open window. She hears someone singing as well as the sounds of sparrows, and there are fluffy white clouds in the sky.
She is young, with lines around her eyes. Still crying, she gazes into the distance. She begins repeating the word Free!
Her heart beats quickly, and she feels very warm. His hands were tender, and he always looked at her lovingly. But then she imagines the years ahead, which belong only to her now, and spreads her arms out joyfully with anticipation.
She will be free, on her own without anyone to oppress her. She thinks that all women and men oppress one another even if they do it out of kindness.
Louise knows that she often felt love for Brently but tells herself that none of that matters anymore. She feels ecstatic with her newfound sense of independence.
Louise tells her to go away. She fantasizes about all the days and years ahead and hopes that she lives a long life. Then she opens the door, and she and Josephine start walking down the stairs, where Richards is waiting. The front door unexpectedly opens, and Brently comes in.
Josephine screams, and Richards tries unsuccessfully to block Louise from seeing him. Doctors arrive and pronounce that Louise died of a heart attack brought on by happiness.Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" was a work ahead of its time.
In an age when feminist freethinking was not widely accepted, it described the dark, innermost thoughts of the female protagonist.4/4(1). The short story The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin reflects social life and social values dominated during the 19th century.
The main character, Mrs. "The Story of an Hour," is a short story written by Kate Chopin openly reveals a woman's true feelings who ended up trapping herself in a marriage.
The Story of an Hour is a short story written by regionalist writer Kate Chopin. In it, the author creates a character that must process the news of her husband's death. "The Story of an Hour," is a short story written by Kate Chopin openly reveals a woman's true feelings who ended up trapping herself in a marriage. In the 's, women were shackled to their husbands and the only means of breaking free from those constrictive bonds was through the death of their husbands.3/5(2). Kate Chopin's Short Stories Summary and Analysis of "The Story of an Hour" Buy Study Guide Upon hearing the news of Brently Mallard 's tragic railroad accident death in the newspaper office, his friend Richards rushes to the Mallards' house, where he and Mrs. Mallard's sister Josephine gently inform the weak-hearted Mrs. Mallard of Brently's death.
In the 's, women were shackled to their husbands and the only means of breaking free from those constrictive bonds was through the death of their husbands.3/5(2). "The Story of an Hour" is a short story by Kate Chopin that was first published in "The Story of An Hour" Kate Chopin () Knowing that Mrs.
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