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In "The Story of an Hour" by kate chopin, Is Mrs. Mallard consistent in her actions? Is she a fully developed character? How? Why?

please, give me the answer within 300 words from the story named "The Story of an Hour" by kate chopin.

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Mrs. Mallard is consistent for the role she thinks she is playing as the wife of Mr. Mallard. The story watches her change as she moves from shocked at the thought that he has died to realizing that she is actually joyous that he is dead. Her emphasis on the words "free, free, free" notes that her life with him has not been particularly wonderful and she has felt constricted. When he appears at the end, she is shocked at his appearance, but she does what is not surprising. They had taken care of her with her "heart condition" throughout the entire story; it is her heart which actually sets her free. We can assume that her heart is broken, but in a wonderful irony, it is her "broken heart" which has a joy which does then set her free. In death, she actually gets what she wanted.