what role does class play in the story of an hour?

what role does class play in the story of an hour?

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    Mrs Mallard is a middle-class woman living at an age where the women were expected to follow a set of social norms and expectations imposed upon them. Middle-class women like Louise led repressive and limited life under the control of their husbands. They were not free to do what they want and the only supposed way they could actually taste freedom was through the death of their husband as seen here in the story. Class plays an important role in understanding how middle-class Victorian women suffered during that time and were bounded to their husbands and certain rules, leaving their freedom behind.

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