Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour is a feminist parable criticizing the romantic ideal of “true love” and the benefits of marriage. Chopin presents her critique of marriage by using the final hour in the life of Louise Mallard, whose joyful response to her husband’s supposed death conveys the idea that freedom is more important than love.
Kate Chopin s The Awakening is a work of fiction that tells the story of Edna Pontellier, Southern wife and mother. This book presents the reader with many tough questions and few answers. It is not hard to imagine why this book was banished for decades not long after its initial publication in 1899.