Great Sorrow In Mrs. Mallard's The Story Of An Hour

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Horton Horton1 English 102-400 S. Johnson July 20, 12 Great Sorrow Many women throughout life will have to endure the terrible news that their significant other has passed away. Also not preparing one’s self for the time of death can definitely impact a person tremendously. However, there are some women that have a deep feeling of relief when they hear the news also. As portrayed by Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour,” she grieved and also felt relieved. Mrs. Mallard went through a range of emotions such as grief, a feeling of comfort, and despair. The first range of emotion is grief. Mrs. Mallard had been abruptly hit with the news of her husband, Mr. Mallards’, death by her sister Josephine. She had been totally grief struck by the news. “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment,…show more content…
Nothing could have prepared Mrs. Mallard for her husband to be still alive. “It was Brently Mallard who entered, a little travel-stained, composedly carrying his gripsack and umbrella” (542). This quote shows that Mr. Mallard definitely was not dead and had no idea that he was presumed dead. “When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease-of joy that kills” (542). This quote proves that after finding out her husband was still alive, the dreams of being free was just wish full thinking, and even though no one really knew her true feelings the life of her husband is what ultimate despair for Mrs. Mallard. In conclusion, the different range of emotion was too much for Mrs. Mallard to endure. The death of her husband sent her to many different places in her mind. Having to control ones emotions has been something that very few people have ever been able to accomplish. Therefore, the range of emotions Mrs. Mallard experienced such as grief, a feeling of comfort, and despair is what finally killed

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