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Mrs. Mallard's Character in The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

Summary: Analysis of Mrs.Mallard's character in the short story "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin. In this story, the author remarkably illustrates the tragic development process of Mrs. Mallard's character under the repression of her marriage. Within an hour, she is given a chance to discover her true character.
Socrates, a Greek philosopher once said: "Each one must know himself." Unfortunately, most of us are not aware of our true character. Social conventions are the main cause making us repress what we really think and feel. Only when unexpected events happen, we do have an opportunity to take a close look at our hidden "self.""The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin reflects the dramatic development process of Mrs.Mallard's character through the death of her husband; it demonstrates that the true identity cannot be sheltered forever.

At the beginning of the story, the author describes Mrs.Mallard as a woman having the distinctive trait of self-assertion which is constrained by her marriage. She seems to be the "victim" of an overbearing but occasionally loving husband. Being told of her husband's death, "She did not hear...

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