She was not really conscious it was between her world and the actual real world she had to face. This leads to her feelings sometimes she wouldn 't love her husband , and sometimes she would and it was all mixed up into different feelings and emotions. When she saw her husband in the door she cried , but it was of happiness not sadness and it was a rare death. We as readers consider that seeing her husband shocked her and anguish when she sees her husband. The doctor eventually said a different thing that the joy killed Mrs. Mallard .” The conflict between Mrs. Mallard’s life and death becomes so irreconcilable that she finally dies of heart disease when she is told that she will see her husband come home alive instead of death in the railroad disaster.”(Kate
Although both Mrs.Mallard and the narrator were both unhappy, they were unhappy about two completely different things. Mrs.Mallard realizes that the life she had been living with her husband all this time was actually a really unhappy life once he passed away. The narrator is unhappy with the size of her nose claiming that it looks like an Indian nose. Another difference is Mrs.Mallard and the narrator both handle their unhappiness in very different ways. Mrs.Mallard barely has to the handle the situation with her husband because he is deceased, but she decides to start making herself happy by living a life that belongs to her.
She is not open and honest with her sister Josephine who has shown nothing but concern. This is clearly evident in the great care that her sister and husband’s friend Richard show to break the news of her husband’s tragic death as gently as they can. They think that she is so much in love with him that hearing the news of his death would aggravate her poor heart condition and lead to death. Little do they know that she did not love him dearly at all and in fact took the news in a very positive way, opening her arms to welcome a new life without her husband. This can be seen in the fact that when she storms into her room and her focus shifts drastically from that of her husband’s death to nature that is symbolic of new life and possibilities awaiting her.
When she begins to feel this joyful free feeling, the word "abandonment" is used suggesting that Louise has felt trapped in some way. Louise admits that sometimes she had not loved her husband. She also says that her husband had never looked on her with anything but love. However, the reader gains perspective on how he loved her by her reactions to his death. He may have truly loved her, but most likely he was very protective and controlling.
Mrs. Mallard is an ill woman who is “afflicted with heart trouble” and had to be told very carefully by her sister and husband’s friend that her husband had died (1609). Her illness can be concluded to have been brought upon her by her marriage. She was under a great amount of stress from her unwillingness to be a part of the relationship. Before her marriage, she had a youthful glow, but now “there was a dull stare in her eyes” (1610). Being married to Mr. Mallard stifled the joy of life that she once had.
The irony of the ending is that Louise Mallard doesn’t die of joy as the doctor claim, but actually from the loss of joy. Specially, her husband’s death gives her a glimpse of a new life, and when that new life is swiftly taken away, the shock and disappointment kill her. The joy Mrs. Mallard actually felt was the idea of relief of being free from the bonds of marriage and the hope of living her life for her o... ... middle of paper ... ...ndreds, women were not allowed to be persons of their own, but were looked up as a shadow of their husbands. In those days, they were to be stay at home mothers and to abide by the rules that were set by their husbands. The writer brought out the truth of what married women were expected to abide by in the late eighteen hundreds.
Secondly, as stated above, Mrs. Dalloway, who does not dare to express her love to Peter after a period of time, regrets her young decision that her memories ceaselessly surge in her mind. Clarissa does not tell the truth about herself: she actually loves Peter more than Richard, but she is worldly and wants social status and ranking from her husband (Woolf 209). On the contrary, neither wealth nor rank the ghostly couple wants, but simply companionship from each other. They have undergone the separation of death, they now passionately cherish their
“Edna felt that her marriage would anchor her to the conventional standards of society and end her infatuation” (Skaggs 30). She is fond of Leonce, but he does not incite passionate feelings. Edna represents women in the past that were suppressed. These women weren't allowed to give their opinions and were often seen as objects, which explains the way her husband never really saw Edna as his wife, but more as a material possession. “You are burnt beyond recognition, he added, looking at his wife as one looks at a valuable piece of personal property which has suffered great damage” (Chopin 2).
The author describes Mrs. Mallard as a woman who seems to be the "victim" of an overbearing but occasionally loving husband. Being told of her husband's death, "She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance." (This shows that she is not totally locked into marriage as most women in her time). Although "she had loved him--sometimes," she automatically does not want to accept, blindly, the situation of being controlled by her husband. The reader identified Mrs. Mallard as not being a "one-dimensional, clone-like woman having a predictable, adequate emotional response for every life condition."
Although her stories seem to contain women that do not respect marriage, the women actually have total love and respect for their husbands The misinterpretation of stories leads to the unjust classification of literature as immoral. “The story of an Hour” and “The Storm” have different plots, but both convey a similar message from Chopin. “The Story of an Hour” was written about a wife ,Mrs. Mallard, who receives the sad news of her husbands death. She is flushed with conflicting emotions of sadness from the death, but also joy for the freedom from marriage that his death brings. A twist in the story takes place when she is confronted with her still living husband and she dies from the shock.