Kate Chopinís The Story of an Hour and Gail Godwinís A Sorrowful Woman are both similar pieces of literary work in that both stories offers a revealing glimpse of extremely unhappy marriages. Both Mrs. Mallard and the unnamed mistress in A Sorrowful Woman called (the wife) seem to reveal a problem or possibly a disease which is plainly inherited through the institution of there marriages. They are so unhappy with the lives they
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and remain a hole. It is apparent in both The Story of an Hour and A Sorrowful Woman the families did not work together as one unit. It appeared both wives was so submerged in there own sorrow and grief that no matter how hard they could have tried they would have never nor ever wanted to see it through to have what once may have been and could have been a very beautiful relationship.