2. There is an ironic detail in “The Story of an Hour” about the author’s portrayal of how Mrs. Mallard takes the news of her husband’s death, compared with how other women might react to similar news. How does her reaction compare with that of others? 3. There is an enormous situational irony—an occurrence that is exactly the opposite of what the reader would expect—presented by Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour,” at the beginning of the second half of the story.
Again the sudden realization that she is “free”, free from her husband that she might have not really loved, freedom to live her life the way she wanted to. To her, death has given her a gift by taking her husband. Death has given her absolute freedom in her life, and she wanted to embrace it with open arms. She felt the triumphant victory that was freedom in death and she walked out with her sister, only to find that he husband was not dead. The story tells us that he was away from the accident and didn’t know it happened.
The story end suddenly and unexpectedly: she descended the stairs and saw her husband safe and sound staying at the doors. The sudden heart attack killed her. This text writes into a narrative composition with descriptive elements. We could subdivide it into four parts: - introduction: when we knew that Mrs. Mallard have some health problems with her heart; - exposition: when her sister Josephine told her about death of Mr. Mallard; - climax: when author told as about the mixed feelings of the main character; - denouement: when she finally dies. "The Story of an Hour" wrote into mix of literary and colloquial styles.
In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
First, if you have a good writing skill, you can express your feeling in a right way to make your audience feel sympathetic or even influence them like Donald Murray said in his essays. For example, the love letters from my ex boyfriend played a huge major role in our relationship. He was shy and afraid of being refused, so he would not dare to ask me out. Therefore, he wrote me so many letters about what I was to him, how much he loved me, and so on. He told me if I did not feel the same way, I could get rid of them.
Judy Blume is an author who knows how to dig deep and write about things that many can relate to. In a Contemporary Literary Criticism Lavina says, “Blume is one of the most controversial authors today writing for young adults for her frank consideration of such topics as menstruation, masturbation, and teenage sexuality” (44). This shows that she is not afraid to write about things that actually happen, but most people are afraid to talk about. Teenagers can read these books that she writes as they mature and relate to them. Blume likes to take challenges when she writes stories although not everyone will like them.
In the story, independence is portrayed as a pleasure that is forbidden . As such, it should only be imagined by anyone only when they are alone. When Louise hears of her husband's death, she is immediately hit with grief. Her reaction is what is expected, though it may be less painful than for other women. When Louise is alone, she starts realizing that with her husband's death, she now has her independence.
Miscommunication and Marriage Ashley Duprey COM200: Interpersonal Communication Professor Regine Nazaire February 24, 2012 When reading the article “Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication”, I became quite amused. I thought to myself, “This can’t pertain to my husband and me. We communicate with each other great!” So I tested it. I plainly stated what was in the article; “It’s getting hot in here.” (Anonymous, Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication, 2011) To my surprise he said, “Would you like me to turn on the fan?” I was shocked. We do communicate well!
Situational irony is when the author expects one thing to happen but the opposite occurs. For instance, the reader would have speculated that the news of her husband’s death would have devastated Mrs. Mallard but the exact opposite occurs. Mrs. Mallard is contented and overjoyed by the news because at last she was “Free! Body and soul free!” (Chopin 574-575) While looking out the window she was imagining “…spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own...” (Chopin 574-575) She was eager to live her life without the pressure of a male. The author also relates the theme of the forbidden pleasure of independence in her short story with her use of dramatic irony.
Reading Reflection: The Story of an Hour Reggie Parks ENG 125 Instructor Barbara Green July 21, 2014 Reading Reflection: The Story of an Hour The Story of an Hour written by Kate Chopin is the story of a woman’s response to the news of the death of her husband. The reader is warned at the start of this story that it was a very sensitive situation given the heart troubles of the main character. Upon hearing that her husband is dead, Mrs. Mallard reacts in a way that is not typical of most women whom experience an event such as this. She weeps; however, she also realizes that this tragedy sets her free. Above all else, she sees the freedom that is gained through this loss.