What do we learn about Louise's husband? How has he justified her responses? How are your judgments about him controlled by the context of the story?

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We learn that Louise's husband was kind, and that he loved her very much.  After her initial tearful outburst, Louise calms down, but "she knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead."  This is perhaps the most important and only real, specific detail we learn about her husband.  Most of the other thoughts Louise has have more to do with disliking the institution of marriage in general rather than her husband himself.  For example, she thinks

There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.  There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men...

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