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Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

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Louise Mallard husband just past away from a tragic accident. Her sister, Josephine, and friend Richard was there to mention the sad news. They had to break this story to her as soft as possible. "...Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death." (Chopin 01) She wept the death of her husband and fell to her surprise the greatness of her freedom.

"...the railroad disaster was received with Brently Mallard's name leading the list of "killed"." (Chopin 01) The news was said to be that the death of her husband would strike his wife. His death was a symbol of Louise Mallard's pride, joy, and life. It was an answer to her life and the future it holds within. Everyone thought that she would weep after she heard the news and of course she did until there was an understanding. The understanding of how she felt.

I believe that Mrs. Mallard was so overwhelmed with the news that she ran upstairs to her room. "She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms." (Chopin 01) That was how Mrs. Mallard felt when she first heard the news. She thought of how her life would be and outcome. "...when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dream." Every wife would feel how she felt at first instant. In that room Mrs. Mallard sat on her seat and thought about what had just happened. She was looking out her window with thoughts and sobs. I think that in this reference to the new spring life, breath of rain and blue sky has something to do with her life and what was about to happen. It seem like it was a meaning of something.

"free, free, free!" was the words that came upon her lips in moments. It was powerless to hold back those words that: she couldn't even hold it back. It was something that she must of have been wearing for a long time now. Mrs. Mallard mention that sometime she loved him only sometime. There was not enough love for her to feel sad and overwhelmed after the death of her husband. It was the happiness of her being free from him forever of his death.
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