The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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What did Chopin think about marriage? Use evidence from "The Story of an Hour."

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If "The Story of an Hour" is anything to go by, not very much. Through the characterization of Mrs. Mallard, Chopin presents marriage as a stifling, restrictive institution that prevents women from achieving happiness and self-fulfillment.

It says something about the state of the Mallards' marriage that Louise can only...

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