what is the setting in the story of an hour?

what is the setting in the story of an hour?

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    The setting of the story brings forth important themes of freedom and identity. It started with Louise Mallard hearing the death of her husband, Brently Mallard from his friend, Richards. On hearing it, she wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. Then she told them that she wanted to be alone with herself and went and locked herself in her room. She sat in an armchair, looking at an open window. At that time, she realized that something was seeking towards her but she was scared to embrace it as it was too subtle and elusive. But she knew once it came to her, she would be powerless to fight it. And finally, embracing it, Louise uttered under her breath, “free, free, free!” The vacant state and the look of terror left her face and a hidden glee took over her. She realized that she became free from her husband and would be able to do whatever she wanted. She knew that she had loved her husband sometimes but it didn’t matter anymore. She was going to live on her own. Lost in these thoughts, she soon came down the stairs with her sister when she saw someone was opening the door. It was none other than her husband, who was hale and hearty. On seeing her husband alive and remembering that she was trapped again, she died of a heart disease- “ of joy that kills.”

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