In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?

In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?

In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?

In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?

The doctors have such an inflated view of themselves as a gender in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” that they assume that when Mrs. Mallard dies of shock and heart failure as her husband appears, the cause must be her extreme happiness. Of course, the doctors reflect the attitudes of the others in the room, including, as far as we know, Mrs. Mallard’s sister.  And, by extension, they apply to the society in which the story occurs.  We understand this based on Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts, her looking forward to days during which she would belong totally to herself and would not have to live for others. Incidentally, we as readers assume the doctors are male, the story doesn’t identify them.  And, of course, in the society of the story and in Chopin’s lifetime, they almost certainly would have been.
In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?
In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?
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In the last paragraph, what judgment is being made about how men view their importance to women?
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