In “The Story of an Hour”, the complication is introduced abruptly when Chopin recalls how gently Mrs. Mallard was informed of her husband’s death. This news could cause her intense pain or death, which leads the reader to... ... middle of paper ... ...n Hour” is a structural work that can be analyzed and critiqued. Chopin magnificently organizes this piece and takes the reader on a journey, despite the stunted length. Formal structure is followed for most of the story, although some aspects are considered unique and actual structure. Kate Chopin guides the reader through one hour of Mrs. Mallards life-, which changes Louise, Mr. Mallard, and the reader, forever.
Perceptions In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Story of an Hour, the authors use similar techniques to create different tones, which in turn illicit very distinct reactions from the reader. Both use a third person narrator with a limited omniscient point of view to tell of a brief, yet significant period of time. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Bierce uses this method to create an analytical tone to tell the story of Farquhar 's experience just before death. In The Story of an Hour, Chopin uses this method to create an involved, sympathetic tone to relay the story of Mrs. Mallard 's experience just before death. These stories can be compared on the basis of their similar points of view and conclusions as well as their different tones.
Showing that there was no reality for the execution to go undone. The author lead us into such a unbelievable r... ... middle of paper ... ...ony, and narration. Without these exceptional parts the theme would not have as much meaning and depth in its perception to the reader. The symbols show to the reader that there is a hidden message to what is going to happen in the end and hints to the theme of the story but is purposely ignored. Irony brings attention to the conscious or thoughts during the story and the unlikelihood of actually dying at the end shows how strong our minds are.
This is proven by Chopin's use of foreshadowing, the protagonist's realizations, and the effect that the realizations have on her life after the event. The author gives us thorough evidence to support the fact that Louise Mallard experienced an epiphany. Through a close examination of the story, the audience can see that she uses verbal indication that a change will occur. Chopin provides insight into Mrs. Mallard’s outlook on life and the affect this new outlook has. “Joy that kills” ends this dynamic short story, as well as Louise Mallard’s life.
The author also uses symbolisms to express this new feeling, which makes the protagonist someone easy for the reader to connect with. One of the more praiseworthy features of Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is the fact that the author is able to control the dramatics of a very condensed short story with suspense, shock, and surprise. If it is true that art reflects life, then the author has personal irony that will serve as proof in this case. In the story, Mrs. Mallard’s husband is presumed dead from a train accident. Ironically, in real life Chopin’s father is also killed in a train accident leaving her mother to be a widow.
It is also clear that dramatic irony is a part of the story. Louise dies from the shock of seeing her husband who is supposed to be dead. The doctors say she died from "the joy that kills." The reader knows Louise was the furthest thing from joy when she saw Mr. Mallard. When Louise got the news of her husband’s death she started crying at once in her sisters arms.
The narrator hints about the ending when they surround the word killed with parenthesis, which indicates it had is said but may have not be a fact. Mrs. Mallard reacts unlike many women do “with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance” (Chopin 293) instead she breaks down immediately in her si... ... middle of paper ... ...w open window slammed shut. Josephine screamed, showing the reader that Louise has collapsed. Brently Mallard enters the door amazed to find his friend trying to protect him from the sight of his wife’s passing. In the last sentence the doctors represent the undertaker, and the heart disease represents a broken heart due to the loss of her independent life.
`In “A Rose for Emily,” Faulkner produces a solitary character through the aspects of Emily’s life such as the death’s of her loved ones, the theme of resistantance to change, and the different point of view. It is the death of her loved ones that causes Miss Emily to deteriorate mentally. The death of Homer and her father left her feeling depressed and alone. The death of her father stands as the more catastrophic death. Emily denied his passing for three days even though everyone continually told her otherwise.
When Mrs. Mallard sees him, she has a massive shock and dies. “The Story of an Hour” has Mrs. Mallard show thoughts and emotions that can support and go against the feminist perspective. At the beginning, Mrs. Mallard is overcome with grief with the loss of her husband. This shows that the female is an emotional person compared to men. It was normal for her to be upset with the death of her husband, but the story had both her sister and her husband’s friend be there to break the news to her.
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.