what is unusual about the female characters’ names in the story of an hour?

what is unusual about the female characters’ names in the story of an hour?

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  1. Kate Chopin did not disclose all the characters’s names in the story. Though she revealed the full names of the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard and her husband, Brently Mallard, Chopin however addressed Louise’s sister by her first name and her husband’s friend by the last name. Revealing the first name showed intimacy and close relation with a person as seen through the naming of Josephine, Louise’s sister. However, Brently’s friend is named by the last name, Richards, meaning a formal relation. For Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, the word “mallard” means a kind of duck who mated for life but are not steady as seen here through the main couple.
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