Prompt: Mrs. Mallard from The Story of an Hour and Elizabeth Proctor both are women with strong conflicting feelings about their husbands who seem constrained by expectations their societies place on good wives.
In an essay of 300 words or more, examine the tension between duty and emotion for both women. What are their true feelings?
How are these feelings constrained by the expectations society places on them? Is there overlap between the two, or do they differ in significant ways? Cite specific evidence from both texts to support your analysis.