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"If you ever fail just get up and try agin never ever quit" - Heto

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A Joy that Kills
In “The Story of an Hour,” written by Kate Chopin, she explains the idea of feminism and how even though women can be strong both physically and mentally, there are times even in a marriage where women can feel less than and oppressed by men. The direct result that oppression can cause is more than just one. Oppression is known to make women not only appear to outsiders and less superior but also take away part of a woman’s inner strength, something in which society today is constantly trying to disrupt. Written in 1850, "The Story of an Hour” portrays women in a way similar to society today.
Women have always been compared to and thought lesser of men, no what the circumstances were, for hundreds of years and still even to this day. They have been thought of by men inferior both physically and intellectually. This discrimination and negative thinking of a women has been titled “Feminism.” The feminist movement really Dates back to around 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others issued a declaration of independence for women, demanding full legal equality, full educational and commercial opportunity, equal compensation, the right to collect wages, and the right to vote. Little by little, women's demands for higher education, entrance into trades and professions, married women's rights to property, and the right to vote were conceded. In the 1960s feminism experienced a rebirth, especially in the United
States. Women's lives since then have changed dramatically with most people today seeing men and women equals, yet there are some that do not see it that way.
The idea of marriage and having a partner for life is a concept that has been around for centuries. Although this concept has changed over the years it seems that in “The Story of an Hour,” Louis shows examples of sub-dominance when compared to her husband. “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to...


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