Kate Chopin's Short Stories

What is the nature of Mrs. Mallard's "heart trouble," and why would the author mention it in the first paragraph?

from the story of an hour

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I recall this story. The nature of her heart trouble was her husband, she really didn't like him. Being deceased she felt better! I think he mentions it to throw us a curve ball so to speak. We are to think her husband's demise would make her heart worse, not the opposite.