Trapped Woman Essay

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The women we have encountered in this unit are trapped in various ways. Mrs. Mallard in Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" is most trapped by love. The protagonist in Godwin's "A Sorrowful Woman" is a little freer and the protagonist of Minot's "Lust" is the freest of all. Mrs. Mallard wants to be free from her husband love. She is a target in their. She felt mistaking getting married and non-end able love of Breantly. However, she is feeling happy after hearing the new, of her husband's death. This news was confirmed by the man were working near the railway line and her husband friend Richards. She does not think it is a bad news, she "stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair". She started thinking, "in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life" want her to get ready and start spring with a new ways. As compared to the protagonist of Godwin's "A Sorrowful Woman", she free of doing or saying anything to anyone. Her husbands always say, "I want you to feel freer, he said, understanding these things (40)". Even if she does something wrong, he said, "You need a rest from us"(40). However, the protagonist of the Minot's "Lust" she is having a fun and sexual relationship with everyone in the school,” he says on the porch. I go over to the hammock and he takes my wrist with two fingers. He kisses my palm then directs my hand to his fly". She cannot stop herself doing that.
Second Mrs. Mallard hears a song," which someone was singing reached her faintly". At the window, she can see the sky changing the color and looking nicer "patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window". In addition, "countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves”. Her happiness cannot stay inside her. She starts whispering "free, free, free" Soul and body. As compared to the protagonist of sorrowful woman,...

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