The Story of An Hour

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In "The Story of An Hour" we are shown life's ironies from the very beginning. Having to know that Louise Mallard was suffering from a heart condition she still had to find out the terrible news. There is the fact that Richard and Josephine were so hesitant to break the terrible news of Mr. Mallard's death due to her heart condition. "It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences, veiled hints that …

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…coming to realization that things are only what they are because that's what it's expected to be. And it pulls you in to feeling that way when that's not how it has to be. She wasn't evil for feeling this way; she was not able to speak her mind. She felt freedom of choice and freedom of one self being. <Tab/> <Tab/> <Tab/>