The Question and Answer section for Kate Chopin’s Short Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Yes, even though the reader is often horrified by the joy she feels after being notified of her husband's death, we have to give her credit for what she was...... a good wife.
Yes, I loved the ending! Chopin plays with our tired old preconceived ideas about love, marriage and the female psyche. The reader is manipulated but by the time he or she figures it out, all is forgiven. I's a delightful ending!
Are you referring to when Josephine tells Mrs. Mallard that her huband is dead?