Symbolism and Irony of The Story of an Hour

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This story shows both irony and symbolism to a better image of how the character felt. Irony is what the opposite of what it was intended. Symbolism is any object, person, place or experiences that represent more then what it is. All three irony`s where use in the story which were verbal, dramatic, and situation. Verbal irony is when a twist on words is use in the story. Dramatic irony is when the reader knows something that the character does not know. Irony of situation is an unexpected activity takes place that is the opposite of what the characters and audience expects.Irony is used the most in the story and is showed when Mrs. Mallard is in the room cry but she isn’t crying for husband but crying over that she is freed at least from the dreadful marriage. Another example is when her husband walking in the door and Mrs. Mallard sees him and dies but dies because she was shocked her husband was alive and that was going to be sad for the rest of her life. The character in the story is Louise Mallard and she has a heart problem and she can`t take things easily. Her husband loved her to death and he still thinks that right after her death. She wanted to start a new life without her husband but later found out and died of the shock of her husband at the front door. Her emotional problems were the new life she was going to start and the freedom that is about to come to her. “Sobbing came up her throat and shook her as a child who has cried itself to sleep and continues to sob in its dreams”. She cried over things she wanted to happen to her so bad and the freedom that came with it. She wasn’t emotional strong to take bad news but when her husband died she didn’t cried for his death. She cried bec0.ause she was going to be free at ... ... middle of paper ... ...e sadness of her new life is ruined because her husband wasn’t dead at all. The moral of the story was to not be in a relationship where one person loves the other person but the other person doesn’t feel the same and wants out of the relationship but can’t get out. You shouldn’t give up on someone you know that would never give up on you when they have been with their whole time of your relationship. You shouldn’t move on when you don’t even know if it really happen or not but you heard a rumor and you believe that and it ended up killing you at the end. All you need is one person in the relationship to try and asks the other person to try to and that will work out the relationship. Works Cited Chopin, Kate. “ The Story of an Hour.” Heritage of an American Literature. E.d. James E. Miller. Vol. 2. Austin: Harrourt Brace Jovanovich. 1991. 487. Print.
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