The Story of an Hour Essay | Story of an Hour: Status of Women in the Late 1800s

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Story of an Hour: Status of Women in the Late 1800s

Summary: Explores The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin. Describes how a feminist point of view is portrayed through the story of a married woman's reaction to her husband's death. Examines how Kate Chopin symbolizes through Louis' life that women were owned by their husbands in the late 1800s.
In the late 1800s, women were confined from having their own freedom. In The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin, a feminist point of view is portrayed through a married women's ordeal over her husband's death. The woman, Louis, is free and happy for what seems the first time, and then she dies- all in that brief hour her life dramatically changes. Kate Chopin symbolizes through Louis' life that women were owned by their husbands in the late 1800s. Husbands and men in general had sexist opinions about women; they thought women were supposed to be satisfied by being housewives and of course always loved their husbands.

Women in the late 1800s were not able to be free to do as they pleased, making them discontent. When Louis found out her husband, Mr. Mallard, died in a train...

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