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.
Emma left a note for Charles before she died that told him about Rodolphe and her affairs with other men. Gustave Flaubert uses Emma’s death to dissect Charles showing that he is a loving and caring husband, widower, who eventually dies from the loss of his wife and newly acquired information about her affairs. “The elder Madame Bovary arrived at dawn; Charles had another fit of weeping when he embraced her. She tried, as the pharmacist had done, to make a few remarks about the expenses of the funeral. He flew into such a rage that she dropped the subject; he even told her to go to the city immediately and buy what was needed.” (Flaubert 286) Emma Bovary’s death also affected the minor characters.
On the other hand, Mrs. Mallard feels trapped and burdened by the restriction placed on her by society. Mrs. Mallard longs to be an individual who d... ... middle of paper ... ...els. When Mrs. Mallard sees her husband, the chains of bondage are thrown back onto her. The reviving and refreshing experience she has just had in her room is put out, and she dies. The doctors say that Mrs. Mallard dies "of joy that kills."
Something that she thought unimportant becomes fatal for her. When the reader learns at the end of the story that the "prize" is death, is certainly situational irony. There are so many examples of situational irony that is clear throughout these stories Mr. Mallard being dead, Mama finally realizes that Maggie deserves the quilts because she understands her heritage better than Dee, Mathilde finding out she worked her whole life for nothing, and when Mr. Graves tells Tessie that Eva draws with her husband's family, Tessie is angry. Dramatic irony is everywhere as well. Louise dies from the shock of seeing her husband who is supposed to be dead and when Dee never wanted anything to do with her heritage until somebody was impressed by it.
However, it is through the deaths of the male characters that the central females, Hester and Antonia are able to shine as women. In both these novels, the death scenes of the characters are ambiguous. In relation to one issue or another there is always something vague or missing, which leaves the readers to judge for themselves. The death scene in The Scarlet Letter is very powerful and full of remorse . Arthur collapsing into the arms of his loved one, after pleading with the people to look at Hester's scarlet letter once again, showing Roger how he had sinned as well, acknowledging Pearl and relieving her of her "...errand as a messenger of anguish" (Hawthorne 222) by kissing her, and fin... ... middle of paper ... ...moil and keep her father's past alive.
This was so impressive for me because I cannot think the same way like Antigone does. Antigone was mentally strong and affection for her family. Despite choosing to break the taboo by burying her brother led her death, I think she did not regret that she chose dying such a way because she really loved her family and satisfied with making them comfortable even they are dead. If she did not love her family, she might not choose to break the taboo. Moreover, even if loves one is dead and treated badly, as long as she is alive,
Chopin uses irony on this story to bring out Mrs. Mallard is a dynamic character by the changing she makes though out the story. After Mrs. Mallard heard the news of her husband’s death “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arm” (278). When she sees, her husband is still alive and standing by the door “…doctor said she had died of heart disease -of joy that kills” (280). This is very ironic and has a big change from the beginning. Mrs. Mallard does not feel ill when she heard the news of her husband is died, she is died from knowing her husband is still alive.
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.
Contrasting Old Mother Savage and The Tell-Tale Heart Writers may use different techniques to get the same effect out of the audience. In the short story, "Old Mother Savage" by Guy Du Maupassant, a tragic story of a woman who losses everything is told. The story is scary in that it has an ending that one would not expect. Also, it can be looked at as a sad story because the mother seems to be sad throughout the entire story. At the end the only thing that she has to be satisfied about is that her murdering four young men can make other women feel how she felt when she found out about the death of her son.
“The dark humor of the opening scene at the crematorium is played out like conventional sex-farce with the complaisant husband contending with the presence of at least three of his dead wife’s lovers. For this reason he has ruled out a memorial service” (Ingersoll, 126-127). Clive and Vernon also hated the fact the vibrant Molly went into a declining mental state until she died. Both of them wished they would have helped her by assisted suicide. In her book Ian McEwan, Lynn Wells explains that, “…characters engaged in tightly formed relationships that lead to intense dramatic action and climatic endings.” As the story continues, Clive and Vernon try to further their careers or try to make themselves look better by doing questionable things.