Kate Chopin's Short Stories

Story of an Hour

What is Mrs.Mallard's first reaction when she hears about her husband?

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Mrs. Mallard's first reaction was one of disbelief and great grief.

She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms.


Story of an Hour