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
Attachment and Feminism theory are similar in that both discuss a concept of developing a sense of self or self-identity. On the book the awakening Edna can be described as a respectable woman who is married and has children, but she is not happy with the role of wife and mother. She wants to be by herself away from the duties of being a female in the Victorian era. In order to be the independent women she wants to be, she deconstructed the role of submissive women and she decided to move out her husband’s house while he was away. Both theories can explain how Edna is looking for herself identify as a women and her own sense of self.
“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin shows a pessimistic aspect of marriage by showing the reader with a woman who is apparently happy to learn that her husband has died. Louise has been consumed by her marriage so much that when she learns the death of her husband, all she could think in that moment is that she finally going to be free. She no longer has to please anyone but herself. Kate Chopin applies emphasis of fear, excitement, and hope to bring her ideas of her newfound freedom and living a new future for herself. Kate Chopin was raised in the time that women did not really have any rights.
The doctors thought “she had died from heart disease-of joy that kills.” However, she didn't die from the joy of getting to see her living husband but from losing her future filled with freedom. Most women in Mrs Mallard’s situation were expected to be upset at the news of her husbands death, and they would worry more about her heart trouble, since the news could worsen her condition. However, her reaction is very different. At first she gets emotional and cries in front of her sister and her husbands friend, Richard. A little after, Mrs. Mallard finally sees an opportunity of freedom from her husbands death.
Wollstonecraft would sleep outside her mother’s room to keep her father from beating her, and in her twenties, she convinced her sister Eliza to leave her husband and child while she suffered postpartum depression, challenging the social norms. As a woman, her education was lacking, which was the custom for one of female sex, especially one living without financial stability. While she did not receive a formal education, her own desires for knowledge and her talents for translating and reviewing work gave her the opportunity to meet various authors and personalities such as Kant, Pain, and Godwin. Wollstonecraft translated texts as if they were hers, re-writing most of them. During her time translating texts, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote for the Analytical Review.
Feminism and the Roles of Women in Their Family In the short stories “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Story of an Hour” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin, the authors illustrate the burden women have to carry during the Victorian time. During this period, men believe that their wives should not have the power to make their own decisions. Instead, men often treat their spouse as a child; therefore, they unintentionally take over their wives’ lives. The two authors have a similar feminist idea that women should control their own lives even while keeping family roles. The story of “The Yellow Wallpaper” describes that many women often endure mental stress when they follow their husbands’ advice.
Breaking the Bonds of Gender Stereotypes Throughout history women have been accustomed to and forced into being house wives and caretakers of their husband and children. Having to put aside their dreams and desires that extend past their homes and families. In the novel The Awakening written by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier challenges the roles and duties placed upon her by the generations of women who came before her. She no longer let her wishes come second to the stereotypical gender roles of the late eighteenth century. Chopin portrays a woman’s desire to break away from social norms and live for herself through the main character Edna Pontellier buying her own house, having a relationship with another man while being married, and ultimately taking her own life when she felt she had no other way to be truly happy.
The author describes her joy over her husband’s death as monstrous to give the reader the idea that she feels extreme joy over an event that would normally elicit the opposite reaction in a person. The descriptions in the story foreshadow the tragedy that ends the story. The author believed unexpected things happen often. In the case of this story, Louise Mallard believed her husband to be dead, having been told this by her sister, Josephine. However, when it is revealed that her husband had been alive the whole time, she is unhappy to see him and suffers a fatal heart attack.
All the mother cared about was if her daughters were going to get married. She would try to find men to marry her daughters. Being single back then women got looked down upon. The societal strictures on women played in marriage played a huge part in the story and marriages in the 1800s. In the story “Pride and Prejudice” women had many obligations and few choices.
When Chopin was writing this short story back then marriage was not done for the mutual love for each other and that what it this seemed to be the situation she had in the story. Marriage back t... ... middle of paper ... ...e you would go into shock and that would stress out the heart. Unfortunately, mrs.mallards heart could not handle the shock. So she had died and also that is another point of view that could be taken from that story about her death. Alnemri 4 In conclusion, I believe that she had died of joy and that is what the narrator tried to portray to the reader.