The first aspects to point out are the themes adjacent to these, for those times unusual, stories. We can observe clearly that the three protagonists of the short stories lived oppressed under the exhausting weight of unhappy marriages. Such is the case of Louise in The Story of an Hour where, there is stated that she was not happy when married with her husband who is thought to be dead in an accident:“And yet she had loved him - sometimes-.Often she had not.”(2) Take for example the last sentence in The Legacy where the reason for Angela to kill herself is explained: “She had stepped off the kerb to escape from him.”(5). In addition to this, the writer of the story The Yello...
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... chauvinism. It is also important to think back about men’s absolute power in the past over fields such as medicine or social life of women. Their chauvinism led them to wrong analysis or treatments of illnesses like the resting cure or isolation of women for a supposed nervous problem. However, the underestimation of women’s capabilities led to a great struggle to get out of the wallpaper that pictured women as the weak sex. It is thanks to great women who stood up for their rights in the past and still speak up through their legacies that women of today and tomorrow will remain strong and aware of a certain answer when the questions of what is one to do arises: there is always something left to do. The time when women were not respected was left in the past. Now, it is not time for questions; now it is time for answers and actions speak louder than words.
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