At the beginning of the story Mrs. Mallard reacted with sadness when she first heard the news from her husband’s friend Richards. “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arm” (197). However, she changed her mind when she came to her own room. She started to feel free, “there would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature.” (198)She thought she ... ... middle of paper ... ...!”(199). Most Victorian women wouldn’t react the way she did at that time.
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.
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
Critical Analysis of “The Story of an Hour” Because of Mrs. Mallard's heart condition, everyone basically takes care of her very carefully. When her sister and family friend find out that Mr. Mallard got killed in an accident, they take time to tell Mrs. Mallard that her husband died. She cries, then goes to her room to be by herself and locks the door. Inside, she seems terrified of some realization that comes to her and she finally realizes that it's her freedom. Even though they loved each other, and she's saddened by his death, she feels free for the first time.
Alnemri 4 In conclusion, I believe that she had died of joy and that is what the narrator tried to portray to the reader. Other people argued that ending so they have tried to show different point of views. People have said that she had died of heartbreak and I could understand that because she saw her husband come back and then she realized that all her independence and joy is gone. Other people have said that it was just because of her heart, and that after told he died and seeing him coming back to life her heart could not with stand the shock and she died. But ultimately I believe that Mrs.Mallard had died of joy, and not heartbreak.
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.
She sits on her armchair, looks out her window, and fantasizes about what her life will be like without her husband, Mr. Mallard. Shortly after, Josephine comes for her, thinking Louise will get ill about the news and they both walk down the stairs. To Mrs. Mallard’s dismay, the door flings open: Mr. Mallard was alive! Mrs. Mallard was in shock but mostly disappointed, for the future she dreamed of without her husband was ruined, and dies. According to the doctor she had died of the joy that kills.
Women become invisible with no voice, no desires, and no identity. “When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease-of joy that kills” (Chopin, 477). This last phrase consciously ironic because Louise probably felt both joy and intense sadness at Brently’s return, having her husband’s back and the loss of her freedom due to her marriage. Mrs. Mallard died because her newfound identity was taken from her when her husband walked into that room. Her freedom was suddenly snatched from her, and she could not bear it.
She begins to think about his death and then she finds all the opportunities that are ahead of her. She wants... ... middle of paper ... ...ally wasn’t, and seeing him literally killed her. The doctors said it was the “ joy that kills”, but the reality of the situation is that the fact that her freedom was ripped away without even getting to live it broke her heart to the point of a death. Spring was the hope of a new life and the happiness that she found after the “death” of her husband. The armchair was where she got to rest her exhausted soul and where she was comforted.
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.