What word does Mrs. Mallard whisper to herself repeatedly in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin?
Mrs. Louise Mallard is the protagonist and practically the only character in "The Story of an Hour," a short story written by Kate Chopin. We learn two things about her in the beginning: she is married to Brentley Mallard and she has a heart condition which causes people to break bad news to her gently.
When the story begins, her sister and a family friend come to see Louise, and they tell her that they have confirmed that her husband has died on a train wreck. Of course Louise's immediate response is to fall to the floor and wail, but after a moment she recovers and goes up to her room.
Here we discover what Louise is really...
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