What is the oppression of women in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin?

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In Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour," the oppression of women isn't super blatant; there is a woman who is unhappy in her marriage, and has a rather unusual reaction to news of her husband's death.  She is, after the initial grief and shock, actually overcome with a sense of freedom.  This is not because she was abused, or because her husband was an awful tyrant; in fact, as Louise Mallard (the wife) thinks of him, she realizes that "she had loved him, sometimes," and she knew that at the funeral that she would

"weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands...

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