Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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Kate Chopin was born in St.louis, Missouri on February 8,1850. At age 15 she got married to Oscar Chopin and settled in New Orleans.Her husband died in 1822 leaving her in massive amount of debt. Her parents were both successful in business and in the community. Kate’s father, Thomas O'Flaherty, was a businessman and her mother, Eliza Faris, was a well connected member of the French community in St.Louis. In the story of an hour, kate chopin expresses the idea that mrs.mallard does not love her husband.Mrs. Mallard's reaction was like any other at first. She was shocked, “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms” (Choplin 10). Everyone around her expected to act like because in that time the loss of a husband was a tragedy. It was financially bad for women to be in this state because they couldn't work and if they did it was next to nothing.…show more content…
This is expected when someone close to you suddenly dies. However, the plot changes because in the story she observed happy things and also hope.”The delicious breath of rain was in the air , There was patches of blue sky showing here and there…” (Chopin 16). This states it clearly that even though she lost her husband she is not in despair but in pure happiness. In addition to when she says” Free! Body and soul Free!” (Chopin 56). This further proves that she does not care about him and she is filled with freedom and
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