Use evidence from the Spoon River Anthology epitaphs and "The Story of an Hour" to explain how literature of the time reflected some women's feelings of being trapped and oppressed by their husbands.
In what ways specifically are the female characters alike? Use specific examples from the stories to show their similar actions, reactions, inner dialogue, & feelings to show their similarities & how this translates to how they feel about their husbands. Use examples from the setting (especially those that reflect the late 19th/early 20th century) & other motifs that are common between the 2 works. Make note that the question says the "...time reflected some women's feelings...", so who didn't feel this oppression?