One side is that her husband’s death, she supposes to be sad, however, the other side is without her husband’s control, she could start her new life. She is afraid of adopt new life without her husband. “She said it over and over under her breath: ‘Free, free, free!” she comfort and encourage herself to meet new life. In the end of the story, Chopin writes that Brently Mallard still alive and Mrs. Mallard died because of the joy. It is so ironic that Mrs. Mallard only enjoys the joyful in her life only one hour.
It wasn’t until the second time I read the story that I realized Mrs. Mallard was relieved when she heard the news of her husband` s death. The actions and words Mrs. Mallard portrayed proved this point. The author leaves the reader to almost make a story of their own by leaving out details and allowing the reader to add their own. To prove this, in the beginning of the short story, the reader gets the impression that this woman is going to be extremely upset that her husband has died in a train accident. Her closest friends and family come to her to easily break the news of her husband` s recent death.
She knows that she will cry when she sees the corpse of her husband. Although she had some feelings of love for her husband, she tries to console herself that none of that mattered anymore and she would get a new kind of freedom. From the general look of things, it seems that this marriage was rather a sad than a happy one. At the beginning of the story, Louise is described to have a “fair calm face whose lines bespoke repression” (Chopin 2). The lines of repression portray that she was in an unhappy marriage.
This displays two different themes which are "Not everything you hear is always true" and "In the end love prevails." This excerpt shows the first theme "Not everything you hear is always true" because throughout the story Ms. Mallard heard from her family that her husband had died in a train accident and she believed them without there being any conformation. Then he shows up in her room although too late but still showed up. Then this excerpt also shows the theme "In the end love prevails" because Mr. mallard who was supposedly dead still came to see his wife who was sick in the hospital because when you love someone
When she is introduced as being mad in the play in Act IV, scene 5, she makes many references to her father's death through a song she sings. Ophelia realizes "He is gone," and that when she has a problem she will no longer be able to run to her father as she does in Acts I and II. She feels as though she can't go on without her father because she is such a weak character. It is clear that one of the reasons why she goes insane is because her father has been murdered. Ophelia's madness can also be attributed to the fact that she trusts Hamlet and falls in love with him, only to have that love unreturned.
In the beginning of the story, Frost places the wife standing at the top of the stairs and grieving while her husband is at the bottom of the stairs emotionally inferior and indifferent towards the death of their only son. In this sense, the house is flawed and in order to correct this flaw, the man begins to climb the stairs. Once the man and wife are both on the same level, the wife runs to the bottom of the stairs and threatens to leave the house entirely because of the man’s indifferent emotions. The husband wants his wife to stay home, because he feels she is overreacting. However the wife leaves, confining the husband to his home alone.
Mr.B sends her a letter stating rules of their partnership, which she again rejects. Mr. B eventually decides to let her go. She goes home to her parents but on the way he sends her a letter wishing her well in life. Pamela is moved by this letter and realises that she is in love. She returns to her parent's house where she receives another letter from Mr. B telling her that he is very ill. She decides to return to Mr. B.
Response Journal: “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin Quote: “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept is significance.” (197) Response: “The Story of an Hour,” a short story by Kate Chopin, is the story of one hour in her life, which although short-lived, brought her both comfort and sorrow. The story reflects her true feelings, during a time when conservative and orthodox conduct were expected. Upon the disclosure to Mrs. Mallard, that her husband has been killed in an accident, she bursts into tears. One assumes she is grief-stricken, and only further into the story, do we begin to realize that her tears are of joy and exhuberation. She is finally free from the restrictive clutches of her seemingly conventional marriage.
From these things, I think that the woman's disease results from a psychological cause. Maybe, I think that the chief cause is her husband because she feels joy when she was heard that he was dead. Chopin also uses setting to contrast the news of her husband's death or her longing for freedom. In the text, "the open window and the open square(1,3)" repeat again and again throughout the story. In addition, "the tops of trees, the new spring life, the delicious breath of rain, the notes of distant song and countless sparrows" don't get along with the woman's present situation.
Mr. Richards was in the newspaper office when he heard the news of the railroad disaster. Josephine started to break the news gently to her sister Mrs. Mallard. After Mrs. Mallard heard the news of her husband’s death; she didn’t react the way you think that she would. Instead of her having that paralyzed inability to accept his death she just wept. The grief she was feeling overcame her and she went to her room to be alone.