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).
The story begins by informing us that Louise's husband, Brently Mallard, was killed in a railroad disaster. Being that Louise has a heart condition, her family was concerned with how she would react to the bad news. Her sister, Josephine, broke the news to her. She immediately cried as expected but the interesting part of the story is when she goes into her room and locks the door. While Mrs. Mallard is slouched in a chair her experience doesn't feel that tragic at all.
She starts crying, but afterwards she begins to think of all the positive things that come from his death. Her sister, Josephine goes upstairs to make sure she is okay,and once she finds out she is they come down. As they walk down the stairs she sees the door being opened and her husband comes in. Having her heart condition, she dies. The doctors thought “she had died from heart disease-of joy that kills.” However, she didn't die from the joy of getting to see her living husband but from losing her future filled with freedom.
The most drastic irony she used in “The Story of an Hour” was situational irony. Situational irony was used when the doctors said Louis died “-of the joy that kills.” The characters didn’t know that Louis died contrary to what they meant. Having a heart condition they believe Louis died of the love for her husband, in contrary she died at the sight of her (live) undesirable husband. Kate Chopin’s “the story of an Hour” was about a married women named Louis, who has a severe heart condition. Louis Mallard was informed of her husband’s death.
Her reaction was one of shock and dismay. The readers follow her through her thoughts of days gone by and of the bright future she foresees for herself. 2. Mrs. Mallard as the protagonist in The Story of an Hour, is physically weak with a heart condition, but emotionally strong from years of a restricted life. She is mourning the loss of her husband, but seems to quietly celebrate the beginning of her life.
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.
But suddenly, she saw her husband who appears to be alive and walking into the house that she sudden to cried herself and died of heart attack. For another quote of the situation irony in this story. “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul. When she abandoned herself a little whispered word esc... ... middle of paper ... ...e Chopin. 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.
In “The Story of an Hour” (1894), author Kate Chopin delves into an American woman’s role in society in the 1900’s. The main character and wife, Mrs. Mallard is shown living a boring and dismal life until she is told of her husband’s death in a train crash. Brently Mallard, her husband’s friend, and Josephine, Mrs. Mallard’s sister, tells the news to her carefully in fear of her dying from shock and heartbreak because she is known to have heart problems. But when Mrs. Mallard hears the shocking news, she goes through a bigger change than they could have imagined that ends with a “clear and exalted perception” (Chopin 39). She becomes empowered with the feeling of strength and a new excitement for life.
In Kate Chopin’s unraveling story The Story of an Hour, shows Mr. Mallard’s marriage behind closed doors and in the public. Mrs. Mallard has just found out that her husband has passed away in an accident, and her sister fears that it’s something that she will not be able to handle with her failing heart. After she finds out she find out from her sister, Josephine, Mrs. Mallard weeps a little but behind closed doors she ponders the idea. She comes up with the idea that she can be free and happy again. Mrs. Mallard get excited about the fact that she can now live her life as her own, but then something shocking happens.
Louise’s sister finally convinces her to leave her room and come back into reality. While Louise is walking down her steps, her husband surprisingly enters through the door because he was actually not killed in the accident. At the same moment, Louise collapses and dies, supposedly from “heart disease-of joy that kills” (Chopin 706). Many people interpret that Louise passes away from shock and disappointment from discovering her husband is actually alive. They feel that when Louise finally accepts that her husband is deceased and she discovers freedom, that seeing her husband alive causes her to get depressed, go into shock, and die.