Story Of An Hour

Story Of An Hour

The Story of an Hour (Essay #3)
Is there an ?appropriate? way society expects one to act when a loved one passes away In the short story, ?The Story of an Hour,? Louise Mallard finds out that her husband passes away, but instead of showing remorse, she is overjoyed at the fact that she is finally free. ?She said it over and over under her breath: ?free, free, free!?? (Chopin 11). Now is that considered a ?normal? reaction to first finding out that your husband is dead Well, in today?s society it would be considered immoral to act in the respect Mrs. Mallard did and she would probably be suspected of having something to do with his murder. Back in the late 1800s, on the other hand, it might have been considered ?normal? the way Louise acted because women were, so to say, ?tied down? and their husbands dominated their lives. As time progresses, people?s views of the role of the women change respectively with it.
This aspect and way of thinking portrays the constant change of view society has on women. People who were brought up in the same time period as Mrs. Mallard

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