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.
Mrs. Mallard 's Change Of Thought In the short story “The Story Of An Hour” by Kate Chopin Mrs.Mallard has been brought with the news of the death of her husband, and is now alone. Mrs. Mallard is naturally shocked at the situation and begins crying into her sister 's arms. Mrs.Mallard goes to a room to be alone, but after some time she slowly realizes that the death of her husband is actually a blessing rather than a curse. Mrs.Mallard is seen changing from a depressed widow, to a women that is ready to embrace her newfound independence. Mrs.Mallard is now depressed, and alone after hearing the news of the death of her husband.
This is to show that the death of her husband is the end of the mistreatment she gets from her husband. Secondly, death is a symbol of the termination of the earthly existence Louise Ballard’s life. She collapsed when her husband comes home later even after it had been pronounced that he was dead. The death therefore symbolized the end of her living or her life. The effect of the symbolism is to bring out the central idea in the story as well as provocating critical thought in the readers minds (Toth,1999)
The objects and spring time help her confront her guilt. When she is pulled away from the window her freedom is also ripped away. When she learns her husband is alive she can’t bear the thought and soon her whole world “descended”. (489) Saldivar4 In “The Story of an Hour” Chopin uses irony in a way that gives the ending a shocking surprise. According to the University of Hawaii the character Louis feelscontrolled as “She sometimes loved her husband, but in a way she has been dead, a body subjected t... ... middle of paper ... ...ve been the cause of her death.
Upon hearing the news that her husband passed away in a tragic train accident, a forlorn widow is overcome with unbearable sorrow. However, once she takes a moment to process what happened, and her marriage altogether, she becomes enlightened on the aspect that she can live a free life now, without the burden of her late husband who did nothing but hold her back. Although, there is an unpredictable ending to the story as Mrs. Mallard comes downstairs to find that her husband is alive and well in their front room. Given she has a known heart condition, she collapses out of the heartbreak of knowing she won’t be a free woman and is still stuck in a controlling marriage. Kate Chopin creates an immense emotional shift when Mrs. Mallard is looking out of the window in her room, after just hearing the bad news, and thinking of the freedom she has instead of grieving her loss when she says, “Free!
That evidence is found in her selfish behavior after the death of her husband, Brently Mallard. Mrs. Mallard’s reaction to the sad news was natural, but her time spent to overcome her melancholy feelings passed too rapidly. All of a sudden she was eager to start her widowed life. Immediately after she heard the sad news of her husband’s death, "She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms" (Chopin 25). This is acceptable and understandable to me because I feel that anyone who had just lost his/her spouse would want to be comforted by a close family member.
According to the doctor she had died of the joy that kills. There is no doubt that Kate Chopin included an abundant of symbolic and ironic references in her short story “The Story of an Hour.” In K... ... middle of paper ... ...more, the audience never figured for Mrs. Mallard, a wife, to be content about her husband’s death. What would make someone satisfied about one’s death, especially a wife? Nevertheless, Mrs. Mallard was going to be unhappy because she may have loved her husband, but she was not in love with him. Works Cited 123helpme Editors.
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.
This means that they did not walk in and tell Mrs. Mallard her husband had died. They used great care to walk around the subject, to lead Mrs. Mallard to her own conclusion that her husband was now dead. (Chopin) Wiggs 2 The conflict continues in the next passage, “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms. 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.
It was normal for her to be upset with the death of her husband, but the story had both her sister and her husband’s friend be there to break the news to her. Mrs. Mallard has heart problems which can make the reader see her as a weaker person right at the beginning of the story. Another way to make Mrs. Mallard appear as a weaker person was when she went to her room alone to cry. After she goes in her room she goes to the chair and the story says, “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” This shows us that her emotions caused her physic... ... middle of paper ... ...was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.” The death of her husband gave her a new look of life in her future. Now that she could live for herself, she wanted nothing more.