MidtermEng - Jean Aponte Engl 2238 Paper 1"The Story of an Hour In society today divorce is a very common occurrence With over half of all

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Jean Aponte Engl. 2238 Paper 1 “The Story of an Hour” In society today divorce is a very common occurrence. With over half of all marriages ending in divorce, it’s a risk that any couple entering into a legal union must recognize. In the 1800’s however, marriage was more or less a lifetime contractual agreement. Women are no longer forced by society’s expectations to stay at home caring for children. Today women go to school and pursue education in the hopes of getting a good job. The jobs open to women are no longer limited to caring for children, garment factory workers, and teaching as they were in the 1800s. Women were restricted to a certain role. Some lived imprisoned by society and the belief that their primary task was to marry someone who could care for them financially. With the death of her husband she recognizes the opportunity to live her life the way she wanted, instead of the way others thought she should. With all the repression from the outside world it is easy to see how Louis Mallard
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ART 2226 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '08 term at University of New Orleans.

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MidtermEng - Jean Aponte Engl 2238 Paper 1"The Story of an Hour In society today divorce is a very common occurrence With over half of all

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