The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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What word does Mrs. Mallard whisper to herself repeatedly in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin?

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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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