Running head Literary Analysis essay
Does Chopin’s characterization of Mrs. Mallard justify the story’s unexpected and ironic climax? Explain your response.
The first paragraph of (Kate Chopin’s) “Story of An Hour “goes into detail of a woman with a heart condition in a weaken state and about to receive the news that her husband passed away in a railroad disaster Chopin goes into many characteristics that Mrs. Mallard processes her heart condition being one of them as well as her being unhappy with her life. When Mrs. Mallard’s sister Josephine gave her the news she had to give it to her in broken sentences because, she wasn’t sure how much of the news her sister could handle hearing at one time (Paragraph 2).
She did not hear the story as many women have the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance (Paragraph 3) She cried for a minute in her sisters arms before wondering into a room where she knew she would not be followed (Paragraph 3) Sitting in a comfortable armchair in sank physical exhaustion that haunted her body and reached into her soul (Paragraph 4).
Mrs. Mallard sat on a chair looking out a window quite motionless expect when a sob would come up in to her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep still sobs while a sleep (Paragraph 7).There was a dull stare in her eyes that was locked to a blue patch of sky way yonder (Paragraph 8). There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it fearfully she did not know what it was but, she felt it creeping reaching towards her through the sky reaching towards her through the sounds and scents (Paragraph 9) When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped she whispered free, free, free the scared and vacant look vanished from her face (Paragraph 11).
The man that she was married to she sometimes loved him and sometimes didn’t (Paragraph 14). There would be no one to live for during the upcoming years she would live for herself there would be...