First, the symbol of spring represents new life and new found happiness. To Mrs. Mallard now that her husband has died she sees a new future for herself. “Patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds” (57). This is the hope of new life even though the past was dark. The sun peeking through the clouds shows that even at the darkest moments there is still light, there is still hope of getting through everything regardless of the doubt that appears. She begins to think about his death and then she finds all the opportunities that are ahead of her. She wants...
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...ally wasn’t, and seeing him literally killed her. The doctors said it was the “ joy that kills”, but the reality of the situation is that the fact that her freedom was ripped away without even getting to live it broke her heart to the point of a death. Spring was the hope of a new life and the happiness that she found after the “death” of her husband. The armchair was where she got to rest her exhausted soul and where she was comforted. The heart was the a unhappy marriage, and the oppression that she dealt with her whole marriage. Although the roles were reversed at the end of the story with Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in a sick way Mrs. Mallard got her freedom that she always wanted.
chopin,kate. "the story of an hour" literature for composition.
ed. sylvan barnet, william burto, and william e. cain
9th ed. new york: longman.2011 45-47. print.
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