The Question and Answer section for Kate Chopin’s Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Josephine is still a part of the patriarchal belief that a wife must always love her husband. Mrs. Mallard wants to be free of her husband. She does not love him and perhaps never did.
What poem are you referring to?
Mrs. Baroda is captivated by Gouvernail's voice.