What view of marriage does The Story of an Hour present?
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In this story, Kate Chopin portrayed a negative aspect of the marriage through the unhappy relationship between Brently and Louise Mallard. Though much is not said about their marriage or of their relationship, but we the readers get to know some from Louise’s thoughts. She led quite a loveless marriage, stuck under the control of her husband. The way she searched for freedom after the death of her husband showed how she was denied freedom and independence while he was alive. Louise realized that she could soon start living for herself and not care about others. The protagonist had mixed feelings for her husband and towards their marriage as seen from her claims of having loved her husband sometimes.
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