Kate Chopin's Short Stories

Do you think Brently Mallard physically abused his wife?

(Look for lines in the story that support your answers to these questions. Write the line or lines (in quotations) in your discussion, followed by the page number in parentheses.)

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No, Mr. Mallard did not abuse his wife. We learn in the text that he never looked upon her without love. 

She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead.


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