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. This story also makes me wonder if the author felt somewhat guilty for wanting her “freedom” after her husband had died. Depending on the reader’s perspective, the story can be interpreted in various ways which leads to the real question of the story: did Louise die from disappointment or joy or neither?
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.
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.
Literary analysis essay What ultimately killed mrs.Mallard joy or heartbreak? That is the question that everyone has asked after reading this short story. Many people have argued this question many believe that joy killed her because she became free at the end, while many other believed that she died of heartbreak because of her husband coming back and her freedom and independence was ripped away from her. I believe that mrs.Mallard had died from joy, because her husband died, and also because she had gained her freedom at the end of the story. In "The Story of an Hour," by Kate Chopin Mrs. Mallard seemed like she would be old an woman and it was said in the first line, “mrs.
Chopin also uses the heart condition to kill Mrs. Mallard. She writes “the doctors…said she had died of a heart disease—of the joy that kills” (32). The metaphor of the heart condition standing for the weakness put on women returns with her husband. She is no longer strong and free; she is weak and trapped by her marriage. Chopin uses this purposely to show that women are weak in marriage and need to be set
There are many stories with twists and turns, and you never truly know what happens until you live it yourself. One story that has a twist in the plot is The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin. The story is about a lady whose husband is believed to be dead; but, in all actuality he is not. In addition, she is happy that he is dead until she finds out that he is alive. The theme is how she gave up on life until she heard the death of her husband, she then had her life to look forward to until she finds out he is alive and it shock her so much and she died.
The story of an hour by Kate Chopin Summary The story of an hour narrates the events of the protagonist Louise Ballard at the event of the news of her husband death was broken to her by a friend. It as by a road accident. Josephine the protagonist’s sister tries to break the news in a style of gentleness since her sister suffers heart problems. The protagonist was had mixed feelings about the death of her husband. The death gave her freedom both physically and emotionally.
The most drastic irony she used in “The Story of an Hour” was situational irony. Situational irony was used when the doctors said Louis died “-of the joy that kills.” The characters didn’t know that Louis died contrary to what they meant. Having a heart condition they believe Louis died of the love for her husband, in contrary she died at the sight of her (live) undesirable husband. Kate Chopin’s “the story of an Hour” was about a married women named Louis, who has a severe heart condition. Louis Mallard was informed of her husband’s death.
Masters wrote, “It was all over with me, anyway, / when I ran the needle in my hand/while washing the baby’s things, /And died from lock-jaw, an ironical death.” It is ironic because if she had not been married and had become a writer, her life would not have ended this way. It is also ironic because what she really wanted was ... ... middle of paper ... ...te, “What could I say to people who thought /That a woman of thirty-five was at fault /When her lover of nineteen killed her husband.” Here, Masters tells not only the plot, but also gives the reader Mrs. Merritt’s point of view of the events. In this story, Masters uses a dysfunctional marriage as the cause of a man’s death, once again displaying his true feelings about romantic relationships and marriage. By constantly using unhappy marriages as the causes of his character’s deaths, Masters conveys his own discontent toward romantic relationships and marriage. Through his use of unhappy marriages as major factors in the deaths of the characters, Margaret Fuller Slack, Amanda Barker and Tom Merritt, Edgar Lee Masters displays his true feelings of discontent toward romantic relationships.
This means that they did not walk in and tell Mrs. Mallard her husband had died. They used great care to walk around the subject, to lead Mrs. Mallard to her own conclusion that her husband was now dead. (Chopin) Wiggs 2 The conflict continues in the next passage, “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away... ... middle of paper ... ...egaining her husband and all of the loss of freedom her marriage entails.