Though kate chopin's 'the story of an hour' can be read in a short amount of time, it's still thematically rich and full of symbolism keep reading louise mallard, the protagonist in 'the story of an hour', is a typical woman of the 1890s who enjoys little in the way of personal freedom once she learns of her husband. At the beginning of the story, when mr mallard dies, the other characters ( richards and josephine) put aside their personal grief to console mrs mallard their first priority is taking care of her – making sure she gets through the hard news without dying herself likewise, at the end of the story, the other characters try to take. One particular text that illustrates the social behavior of society during this time period is kate chopin's, the story of an hour in the literary piece the central character, louise mallard, exists as a woman who endures suppression due to her status in society throughout the story chopin creates an intriguing.
The story of an hour, written by the american woman writer, kate chopin (1851- 1904) fully shows us the tremendous conflict between life and this astonishing story strongly indicates that how deeply mrs mallard desired her own freedom, but there was a take but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death” similarly.
The very fact that the protagonist of the story, mrs mallard, learns that her husband has died symbolizes the fact that she is now free from his will and influence upon her life however, chopin chooses to express this notion most efficaciously by expressing mrs mallard's newfound liberty or what she.
The story of an hour kate chopin (1894) knowing that mrs mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the there would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a. In “the story of an hour,” kate chopin focuses on the idea of freedom throughout the story mrs mallard is a lonely wife who suffers from heart trouble she is told by her sister josephine and her husband's friend richards that her husband has passed away in a train accident she locks herself in a room expecting to be.