As we look at “The Story of an Hour”, there many different views about Mrs. Mallard. Some people believe she was unwilling or unable to discuss what she wanted in everyday life with her husband. Other people believe she hated her husband and that is why she finally felt free when she heard he was dead. As we reviewed this story, we looked at the period in which it was written. Many women in that
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short a time and her heart gives out on her and she dies. Her death is symbolic of her new emotions that she will now have to give up again. She will not have the freedom to live and make her own decisions. Her death symbolizes the giving up of her own will again after she had just discovered them. They are dead to her.
“The Story of an Hour”