Abstract or Introduction
In 1894 the short story “The Story of an Hour” was published in Vogue by Kate Chopin. It is about the thoughts of a woman afflicted with a heart trouble, after she is told that her man died in an accident. In the end it is said that she died of this heart disease. The reader, though, knows that the result of the death must be the surprising attendance of her husband.
Kate Chopin works with this problem of oppressiveness and inequality in the marriage and furthermore she emphasizes the neglect of women. At the time of their publication, her short stories received bad critiques because of the fact that she questioned moral standards like the patriarchy, which was common at that point. However, later in the 1960s she has become famous because of her stories with feminist content .
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- Daniel Schmid (Author), 2017, Male Dominance and Female Powerlessness in Kate Chopin's "The Story Of An Hour", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/356496