When Louise decides to speak her first words are “Free, free, free” (Chopin 404), which leads me to believ... ... middle of paper ... ...s with her sudden demise. Chopin leads me to believe that the other characters think Mrs. Mallard died “of joy that kills” (405), but I think it’s up to the individual reader to decide. To be truthful, I can’t really imagine what it would be like to find out my spouse was dead, and then turn around and see him alive. I know that when I do get married, my spouse will allow me to feel my freedom or they won’t be my spouse. If you think about it Louise died while she was feeling free; and maybe it was because when she saw her husband, she felt her new freedom was gone.
The armchair was where she got to rest her exhausted soul and where she was comforted. The heart was the a unhappy marriage, and the oppression that she dealt with her whole marriage. Although the roles were reversed at the end of the story with Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in a sick way Mrs. Mallard got her freedom that she always wanted. Works Cited chopin,kate. "the story of an hour" literature for composition.
Mallard grew more embracive when she realized her husband would no longer be with her. Chopin stated “When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” (14). Louise statement made it seem as if she was enslaved by the mans company, and now has been freed from his binding. As her feelings were unraveling and spirling, she concluded that what she currently feels is self assertion of freedom, “Free!
In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” allows one to explore many ironic instances throughout the story, the main one in which a woman unpredictably feels free after her husband’s assumed death. Chopin uses Mrs. Mallard’s bizarre story to illustrate the struggles of reaching personal freedom and trying to be true to yourself to reach self-assertion while being a part of something else, like a marriage. In “The Story of an Hour” the main character, Mrs. Mallard, celebrates the death of her husband, yet Chopin uses several ironic situations and certain symbols to criticize the behavior of Mrs. Mallard during the time of her “loving” husband’s assumed death. In the “Story of an Hour” we observe many instances in which irony takes place. According to the Urban Dictionary irony is “a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what is expected.” Therefore one of the main ironic situations that happen is upon the central character, Mrs. Mallard, not much is told about her character, but we do know she has a heart disease and she is a dedicated house wife.
Kate Chopin provides her reader with an enormous amount of information in just a few short pages through her short story, “The Story of an Hour.” The protagonist, Louise Mallard, realizes the many faults in romantic relationships and marriages in her epiphany. “Great care [is] taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death” (Chopin 168). Little do Josephine and Richards know, the news will have a profoundly positive effect on Louise rather than a negative one. “When she abandoned herself,” Mrs. Mallard opened her mind to a new way of life. The word usage shows that the protagonist experienced a significant change.
“Story of an Hour,” by Kaye Chopin resolves around love, marriage, freedom and independence of the main character Louise Mallard. The story began by first revealing that Mrs. Mallard has been burdened with a heart condition. She soon discovers her husband has died in a railroad accident. Mrs. Mallard is forced to face the emotional conflict between her husband’s death and the euphoria she feels at the prospect of freedom and independence. Her feeling of independence is quickly taken away, when her husband returns home unharmed.
In "The Story of an Hour" Kate Chopin tells the story of a woman, Mrs. Mallard whose husband is thought to be dead. Throughout the story Chopin describes the emotions Mrs. Mallard felt about the news of her husband's death. However, the strong emotions she felt were not despair or sadness, they were something else. In a way she was relieved more than she was upset, and almost rejoiced in the thought of her husband no longer living. In using different literary elements throughout the story, Chopin conveys this to us on more than one occasion.
In Kate Chopin’s story “The story of the Hour” the author speaks about the illusion of freedom. The story reveals the challenges that Mrs. Mallard had to face with the undertaking of creating a new life, recuperating from being ill, and the emotional turmoil of her husband’s death. The initial grief of loss was replaced by elation that the marriage was over and the character was free. Despite the situation that leaves her uncertain of the newly found independence there was a sense of hope. This hope and the illusion was shattered by the husbands return and the death of the character.
After coming to terms with the news and actually being happy about having her freedom, her husband walks through the door, the shock causes her to drop dead. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” she uses a disturbing scenario to shed light on the way women were trapped in their lives during the turn of the century. In “The Story of an Hour” “The Story of an Hour” is a tragic tale of loss, the loss of a loved one and the loss of freedom which is a key point in this story. Kate Chopin weaves an intricate tale and uses a view point that most people do not when their husband is perceived dead. The thoughts of the freedom that our main character Mrs. Mallard feels as she learns the tragic news is definitely not the emotion that would be expected but for her it truly is release.
She seemed to love him, sometimes. She had some kind of "heart trouble" (Chopin 25) that didn’t really affect her physically, until the very end. I thought Mrs. Mallard would have been saddened and filled with grief for an adequate period of time after her spouse died, but her grief passed quickly, and she embraced a new life that she seemed to be content with. Therefore I believe there is good evidence that Mrs. Mallard was an ungrateful woman who did not appreciate her husband or his love for her. That evidence is found in her selfish behavior after the death of her husband, Brently Mallard.