The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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What does this phrase mean "beating back with her will" in "The Story of an Hour"?

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"The Story of an Hour " tells the story of Louise Mallard, a very recent widow who, at the beginning of the story, is informed of her husband's death. Those who break the news to her do so incredibly carefully, as Louise is known to have a weak heart. They assume that the...

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