how do the characters overcome oppression in the story of an hour?
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A woman, through this story, is shown capable to escape oppression only after the death of their husbands. According to the marital expectations imposed upon during the 19th century, a woman is expected to be devoted only to her husband and her home, forgetting about her dreams and aspirations. She is bound to follow the norms and only after her husband’s death it seems the thought of freedom comes to their minds. Louise’s thought of being free had always been there at the back of her mind but only after her husband’s death did she embrace it.
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