Kate Chopin, author of “Story of an Hour,” and “The Storm,” portrays love and marriage in an unusual way. As well as Kate Chopin, Ernest Hemingway author of “Hills Like White Elephants”, also portrays love in an unusual way. Both of these authors show us a changing world, in means of love and woman rights. In “Story of an Hour”, Mrs.
Mallard feels freedom when she gets the news that her husband has died, which is a huge deal because marriage back then was a very serious thing and divorce was not even an option. In “The Storm”, a wife cheats on her husband whiles he is stranded in a store. It makes marriage seem like a game. While her husband is gone, her ex-lover comes knocking on her door in perfect timing, and they have an affair. Nobody ends up finding out about it. In “Hills Like White Elephants,” a woman is struggling in a relationship with her lover. She gets pregnant and does not know whether to have the child or not, and her partner shows no affection towards the situation.
Abortion back then was not really an option, it was a rare thing that happened. While she is pregnant and needs her lovers support, he replies with “I think it’s the best thing to do. But I don’t want you to do it if you don’t really want to.”He is giving his opinion in the sense that he does not really care, as long as it is what makes her happy.
Pregnancies are what bring marriages closer to each other, making a family. In this case, its bringing them apart. All these stories make love appear the opposite of what it should be. They all show us a changing world, in means of love and marriage. Relationships are changing.
Deaths, Affairs, and Pregnancies are reasons for these relationships falling apart. They are suggesting these changes in marriages in a gritty way, as if it is something okay. A wife cheating on her husband is a very big betrayal, but in “The Storm”, it was normal because nobody found out about it. It is showing …