The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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What is Mrs. Mallard's goal in "The Story of an Hour"?

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The goal of Louise Mallard in "The Story of an Hour " is probably best expressed as freedom or liberation. When she believes that her husband is dead, she feels no grief but is profoundly relieved. Critics have been divided in their assessment of Mrs. Mallard's reaction. Some, such as Lawrence I. Berkove,...

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