Kate Chopin's Short Story Analysis

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Author Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850. Kate was happily married to Oscar Chopin with six children. Kate’s marriage soon ended in 1883, due to her husband dying from an illness. She then began to write stories soon after; in 1894 she started writing short stories. Most of her work was based on significant periods of time. Her third novel discussed a failed marriage and the events that took place subsequently. Similarly, this short story revolves around Louise’s marriage and how it was not as successful. The narrative is being told from third person, describing events that take place within an hour after disclosing an unhappy event. In this short story, the narrative shows Louise’s process of grief through subsequent emotions…show more content…
“Free, free, free,” said Louise once she recognized the freedom that stood ahead of her. This portrays the relief the she feels from her Brently’s death, where instead as any other wife that loved her husband would be weeping and wondering how she will survive without him. The author here states how Louise rather be independent that have to live her life according to another. This factor proves that in her relationship with her husband, she felt as if she was suffocated in a way; caged in a life that she was not living on her own…show more content…
This is the point in the story where Louise understands her strong desire to be free from the restrictions on her from her marriage. “…Creeping out of the sky, reaching towards her through the sounds, the scents, the colors that filled the air,” states the Kate Chopin. The window symbolizes the transition between Louise’s sudden end of grief and her finding joy instantly after realization that she can now live for herself. The quotation explains how she attained the freedom, in which she describes it as a strong impulse that takes over her. Louise was aware that this emotion that has overcome her was cruel but she could not fight it
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