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Story of an Hour

Summary: A story about an hour of a woman who incidentally recognizes a new free life and enjoys it just in a short moment; one hour right after getting a news of her husband's death.
In the short story "The Story of an Hour", Kate Chopin describes an hour of a woman, a new widow seems to be who incidentally recognizes a new free life and enjoys it just in a short moment; one hour right after getting a news of her husbands death in an accident. She has everything and nothing all in the same moment "an hour."

At the beginning of the story, we know that Mrs. Mallard has a heart trouble. Why the author builds the central character with a heart disease? The heart trouble of Mrs. Mallard seems to be just an excuse, a reason for her death at the ending of the story. Is it really a physical disease or through the image of the heart affliction, the author wants to imply an inner suffering of a woman in her marriage life?

We can see that...

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