story of an hour

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BookRags Student Essay Analysis of Theme in "the Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin For the online version of Analysis of Theme in "the Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin Essay, including complete copyright information, please visit: http://www.bookrags.com/essay-2006/6/27/9287/50260/ Copyright Information ©2000-2012 BookRags, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Analysis of Theme in "the Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin Essay In The Story of an Hour, the main character, Mrs. Mallard, is given terrible news as she learns her husband has died in a train accident, to which she reacts in an unexpected way; instead of being heartbroken she feels free and as if she has been born again, which is contrary to what any woman would feel were they in her position. The author of the story, Kate Chopin, takes the reader from one end to another when she gives hints on the protagonist's feelings before and after her husband's death, making the clearly identifiable statement that marriage is like a prison that oppresses women. Though Chopin never states this directly, she implies it when describing Mrs. Mallard and her behaviour, as
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course PHY 203 taught by Professor Shelly during the Spring '12 term at Cecil College.

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