Back in the old days, women were practically enslaved in marriages. Meaning they really did not have no rights and their masters were their own husbands. Kate Chopin author of many different short stories, wrote a few stories where the female character shows signs of her being in enslaved marriage. Kate Chopin stories have a common theme of, women suffering from enslaved in a marriage and denial of any type of freedom. To prove this, in Kate Chopin stories it shows, One women cheating and dishonoring
the roles of women have drastically changed. They have been trapped, dominated, and enslaved by their marriage. Women have slowly evolved into individuals that have rights and can stand on their own. They myth that women are only meant to be housewives has been changed. However, this change did not happen overnight, it took years to happen. The patriarchal society ruled in every household in earlier times and I believe had a major effect on the wives of the families. “The Story of an Hour”, “The Yellow
For many years, women have been viewed as less powerful in comparison to men. They cannot be stronger than men, or work as hard as men; sometimes people believe that women cannot be dependent of themselves without a man. In Donald Hall’s Literary and Cultural Theory, Hall demonstrates the different ways feminist analysis has developed in society. The main point stated across his theory is that society has developed with the idea that patriarchs take power away from the women in the society. “Key
"The Story of an Hour," a short story written by Kate Chopin explores the experiences of a woman 's reaction to the death of her husband. This narrative brings upon Louise Mallard a woman residing in 1894, who is thought to briefly believe she has lost her husband to a train accident. A close friend of the family’s brings the news of the death to her. Distraught and overwhelmed by a wave of grief, Mrs. Mallard poured from her eyes. A gloomy darkness swept her away from sanity for a few moments.