She starts crying, but afterwards she begins to think of all the positive things that come from his death. Her sister, Josephine goes upstairs to make sure she is okay,and once she finds out she is they come down. As they walk down the stairs she sees the door being opened and her husband comes in. Having her heart condition, she dies. 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.
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.
The objects and spring time help her confront her guilt. When she is pulled away from the window her freedom is also ripped away. When she learns her husband is alive she can’t bear the thought and soon her whole world “descended”. (489) Saldivar4 In “The Story of an Hour” Chopin uses irony in a way that gives the ending a shocking surprise. According to the University of Hawaii the character Louis feelscontrolled as “She sometimes loved her husband, but in a way she has been dead, a body subjected t... ... middle of paper ... ...ve been the cause of her death.
That’s why at the end when the doctor says that her death was due to "a joy that kills,” symbolizes that the lack of dominance that women had during these times. To the men, they believe that she got her heart attack because of her husband coming home unharmed, but in reality it was because of her loss of freedom and
In “The Story of an Hour” (1894), author Kate Chopin delves into an American woman’s role in society in the 1900’s. The main character and wife, Mrs. Mallard is shown living a boring and dismal life until she is told of her husband’s death in a train crash. Brently Mallard, her husband’s friend, and Josephine, Mrs. Mallard’s sister, tells the news to her carefully in fear of her dying from shock and heartbreak because she is known to have heart problems. But when Mrs. Mallard hears the shocking news, she goes through a bigger change than they could have imagined that ends with a “clear and exalted perception” (Chopin 39). She becomes empowered with the feeling of strength and a new excitement for life.
Kate Chopin introduced Mrs. Mallard, a young woman who finds out her husband has died in a train wreck. She reacts with sadness at first, but then realizes in a rush of emotion & relief that she is “Free! Body and soul free!”(199) She views the world with a fresh outlook--one where she will be her own person, answering only to herself. She is ready to begin this new life when her husband--who evidently wasn’t on the train after all--comes home. The woman (Mrs. Mallard) eventually died of shock because she had lost her newfound freedom.
The Story of an Hour In 1894, Kate Chopin wrote, "The Story of an Hour." In this fictional tale the author describes the experience of Louise Mallard, a woman with heart trouble, immediately after receiving news of her husbands death. Unlike the expected reaction, Louise actually has a moment of relief realizing the freedoms she now has, which were taken from her by an unhappy marriage. All the events of the story take place within an hour in Louise's home. In the final minutes of the hour, Mrs. Mallard is shocked to see that her husband walks through the front door alive and well, which causes her to have a heart attack and die.
The review of this summary about one character named Mrs. Mallard where at her house with Richard and her sister Josephine heard breaking news that her husband was killed in accident scene. At first, she ran to upside to her room only, because of tragedy of her husband’s death. But actually, her real feeling inside her heart was rapidly per beat and turn into warn blood soul. This meaning that her life feels better and enjoyable of herself without her husband. She’s very calm and came downside with enjoy of her smile face that she can do anything that she wanted to without following her husband’s rules.
The fact that her husband was standing at the bottom of the stairs was not the cause of her death. It was her time to die. " Richards' quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife, but Richards was too late. (Paragraph 21& 22)" The irony of the story is that her husband is alive, but she is dead when he reaches home. The tragic death of her husband help her to grasp the beauty of life and the fact that she does not have much more time to live it.
Kate Chopin’s short story titled “The Story of an Hour” shows us in a number ways that life without freedom is no life at all. In the story, a nineteenth century women named Mrs. Mallard finds out about her husband’s death. She has heart disease so Josephine, Mrs. Mallard’s sister, tries to break the bad news to her as calmly as possible. After hearing the news, Mrs. Mallard’s unpredictable reaction shocks us the readers as well as the characters in the story. Instead of feeling the sorrow of her husband’s death, she feels the joy of freedom from him as well.