The Woman's Rose, The Necklace, and The Story of an Hour

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The Woman's Rose, The Necklace, and The Story of an Hour In this essay I will be comparing ‘The Woman’s Rose’ By Olive Schreiner, ‘The Story Of An Hour’ By Kate Chopin and ‘The Necklace’ By Guy De Maupassant. Each of these stories arte set in the patriarchal 19th century and all of them have the hint of women fighting for freedom, for example in ‘The Story Of An Hour’, Mrs Mallard didn’t feel free until the death of her husband, Mr Mallard; ‘said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” Women didn’t really have a view in the 19th century; they were low status and were thought not to have a opinion. I think that the men thought that women were pretty objects, just there to look attractive, have children, and if they didn’t have a maid, look after the house. They were thought not to be fit to discuss a ‘mans’ subject, such as politics. All three of the writers wrote about women wanting one particular thing. In ‘The Story Of An Hour’, Mrs Mallard is seeking freedom, and is absolutely overjoyed when it sinks in that she has got it, ‘She breaths a quic...

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