The Story of an Hour

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The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin 19th Century “Her fancy was running riot along those days ahead of her. Spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own. She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long. It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.” This passage is indicative of Mrs. Mallard’s feelings that lead to her death. In …

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…She states earlier that, “She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long. It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.” Well now that her husband has come back into the picture, this new long life that she had imagined could no longer be possible. All that is left is the life that she had wished would not be so long, and so she lets it go.