The story than explains her reaction upon finding out about his death. At the end of the story, her husband (who never actually even knew about the accident) shows up at the door of their house. When she sees him, she has a heart attack and dies. Chopin describes her as a fragile woman. Because she was “afflicted with a heart trouble,” when she receives notification of her husband’s passing, “great care was taken” to break the news “as gently as possible” (1).
Well this story has a twist. The main character in this story, Louise Mallard shows us her dream of freedom and proves these people wrong when her husband, Brently Mallard, dies. Louise’s husband was on a list of people that died in a railroad disaster. They tell her carefully since she has a heart condition. She starts crying, but afterwards she begins to think of all the positive things that come from his death.
Suicide in the story is left for the reader to interpret whether she killed because her one love has left her or for her own victory. Comparing these stories makes you think if the expressions/or actions of how Chopin was speaking of her marriage was a representation of what most women were going through at that time or for her own advantage within herself. Another example is how she actually died while some say it was due to the shock of seeing her husband again others think differently. Mark Cunningham believes that she died from just too much excitement or from being overjoyed about being free. Mark Cunningham says" I believe that Louise does not see him, and that the cause of her death lies elsewhere: in the jot, which turns out to be more "monstrous" that Louise seems initially to think possible, and resulting emotional strain brought about by her new understanding of her marriage and her supposed sudden freedom from that marriage."
When Chopin was writing this short story back then marriage was not done for the mutual love for each other and that what it this seemed to be the situation she had in the story. Marriage back t... ... middle of paper ... ...e you would go into shock and that would stress out the heart. Unfortunately, mrs.mallards heart could not handle the shock. So she had died and also that is another point of view that could be taken from that story about her death. Alnemri 4 In conclusion, I believe that she had died of joy and that is what the narrator tried to portray to the reader.
The story of an hour by Kate Chopin Summary The story of an hour narrates the events of the protagonist Louise Ballard at the event of the news of her husband death was broken to her by a friend. It as by a road accident. Josephine the protagonist’s sister tries to break the news in a style of gentleness since her sister suffers heart problems. The protagonist was had mixed feelings about the death of her husband. The death gave her freedom both physically and emotionally.
When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away... ... middle of paper ... ...egaining her husband and all of the loss of freedom her marriage entails. The line establishes that Louise's heart condition is more of a metaphor for her emotional state than a medical reality.” (Koloski) It is ironic that she accepts the death of her husband and is joyous and free, and then he ends up being alive after she walks out of the room with a sense of power. The ending of The Story of an hour by Kate Chopin implies that maybe the only true resolution of conflict is in death. Works Cited Chopin, Kate. ""The Story of an Hour"" VCU.edu.
Louis Mallard was informed of her husband’s death. Feeling oppressed by her husband [the normality living as a wife in the 1900’s] Brently Mallard caused a twist to her reaction of the news. Instead of Lois grieving her husband’s death he wonders the thoughts of her new freedom. The deeper into her thoughts the more trapped she becomes in her own mind. The objects and spring time help her confront her guilt.
There are many stories with twists and turns, and you never truly know what happens until you live it yourself. One story that has a twist in the plot is The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin. The story is about a lady whose husband is believed to be dead; but, in all actuality he is not. In addition, she is happy that he is dead until she finds out that he is alive. The theme is how she gave up on life until she heard the death of her husband, she then had her life to look forward to until she finds out he is alive and it shock her so much and she died.
Can love be so cruel that causes a lover to die? Depression is common among patients with heart attacks. In the short story, "The Story of an Hour," by Katie Chopin. As the author tells us about a sticky wife who dies after seeing her husband alive whom her mind was dead from a railroad accident. Once she heard about her husband 's death she imagines a whole life of freedom and a way out of a loveless marriage.
“When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease--of the joy that kills.” This is the most ironic and final line in Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin. Story of an Hour tells the story of Mrs. Mallard, a woman who recently found her husband died in a train accident, final hour alive. After hearing the news of her husband death, Mrs. Mallard goes to her bedroom to grieve, but realizes the freedom she now has from his death. This new found freedom is shortly lived when she finally realizes her husband is not actually dead. I am going to demonstrate the literary devices irony and symbolism is used in this story.