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. Most women in Mrs Mallard’s situation were expected to be upset at the news of her husbands death, and they would worry more about her heart trouble, since the news could worsen her condition. However, her reaction is very different. At first she gets emotional and cries in front of her sister and her husbands friend, Richard. A little after, Mrs. Mallard finally sees an opportunity of freedom from her husbands death.
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.
As we know the character Mrs. Mallard finally enjoyed how joyful it was to have freedom and viewed the world with a fresh outlook, but suddenly all of her dreams broke up, and this caused her death. She actually died of shock when she saw that her husband wasn’t dead after all, and all her new freedom was not to be. She would be referred to the prison of her life as a Victorian wife. The ending greatly satirized that not all women wanted to be dominated by their husband and society.
Being married to Mr. Mallard stifled the joy of life that she once had. When she realizes the implications of her husband’s death, she exclaims “Free! Body and soul free!” (1610). She feels as though a weight has been lifted off her shoulders and instead of grieving for him, she rejoices for herself. His death is seen as the beginn... ... middle of paper ... ...ge that she does not wish to be in.
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin " The Story of an Hour " by Kate Chopin is about a young woman with a serious heart condition that finds out her husband is killed. She reacts very different to the news then a wife would react to their husband's death. She loves her husband but is not happy with her life. After the tragic news, she envisions her life as being fuller. She sees the severity of her heart condition, but prays that she will now live longer.
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.
This thought process demonstrates how Mrs Mallard thinks about her marriage. During her marriage, Mrs. Mallard is not happy about that she have to live for her husband. Mrs. Mallard wants her own life and also doesn’t understand why her life have to be interferenced by her husband just because she is married. Therefore, after listening her husband accident, Mrs. Mallard starts to experience freedom for her life. Also, the author shows how much Mrs. Mallard is glad that her life is changing.
She’s very calm and came downside with enjoy of her smile face that she can do anything that she wanted to without following her husband’s rules. But what she didn’t know is that her husband is still alive and came into her house. Mrs. Mallard was suddenly disappointed in her heart and she though in her mind, “Oh Crap?!”. Then she collapse and passed away as result of heart disease.
In “The Story of an Hour” the author creates an intricate argument about freedom and confinement Mrs. Louise Mallard longing for freedom, but has been confined for so long freedom seems terrible. Mrs. Mallard wife of Brently Mallard instantly feels free when her husband dies. The reason she feels this way
In “Eveline” the death of Eveline’s mother restricted Eveline to the same boring and difficult life that her mother had lived. If she had decided to leave her home to be with Frank, then she would have been free from it. She would have been with a man who gave her love and respect. In the end, Eveline chose to continue to live the life that she knew rather than risking happiness in the unknown. By contrast, in “The Story of An Hour”, Mrs. Mallard learns of her husband’s death and is filled with joy.