Is marriage a prison? According to Kate Chopin, the answer is – yes; marriage is a prison in which freedom does not exist. In 1894, Kate Chopin wrote and published “Story of an Hour.” The story takes place in the late nineteenth century in an American home, where Mrs. Mallard, the protagonist, heard about the news of her husband’s death from her sister. In the beginning, Mrs. Mallards felt sad about her husband’s death. The feeling, however, shifts because she begins to be happy about her husband’s death.
Ironically Reality of “The Story of an Hour” In Kate Chopin’s story “The Story of an Hour”, describe after Mrs. Marllard hear her sister told her that her husband’s death, her psychological changes in an hour. Instead of becomes extreme sadness, she experiences the joyful of the life. This character is struggling with herself, whether or not accept the new life. The detail where “her bosom rose and fell tumultuously” (par.9), is more than just a feeling, this establish the outcome, which is the death of Mrs. Mallard. This story use ironic writing technique to describe Mrs. Mallard’s mental change.
“There comes John's sister. Such a dear girl as she is, and so careful of me! I must not let her find me writing”. However, John’s absence from his wife for great periods of time may say otherwise. The author cites “John is away all day, and even some nights when his cases are serious.” In the end I honestly believe that John genuinely love his wife but was clueless in helping her get better.
A False Definition of Love: The Creation of Peyton’s Darkness in Lie Down in Darkness. In Lie Down In Darkness Peyton’s life is affected by a false definition of love she received from her parents. Kassie Ooten English 102 October 21, 2008 Ooten 1 In Lie Down In Darkness Peyton’s life is affected by a false definition of love in which she received from her parents. Peyton was the daughter of Helen and Milton Loftis, and she had a sister named Maudie. She grew up very close to her father, but didn’t have too much of a relationship with her mother.
She wrote them down for this reason. This book is a way of showing and hiding her emotions about her father committing suicide. He also states, “Writing about your feelings can help the brain overcome emotional upsets and leave you feeling happier, psychologists have found”. Alison’s mother and father were both interested about literature which meant they had to be somewhat writing here and there. Especially her father considering he was an English teacher.
This interpretation was deep, because as I was reading, I could imagine how she was feeling and how they related it to the way the child cries itself to sleep. By the end you could then realize once it was all over, she felt free like she could start living on her own and doing things that she normally wouldn’t do while Mr. Mallard was still alive. The look on her face was nothing less than priceless, when she discovered that her husband had survived. It was almost like she had seen a ghost. All the emotions I was feeling really made it seem like I was actually there, and like I was Mrs. Mallard.
At the end of Curley’s Wife’s life, Steinbeck presents her in a way that makes us feel sympathy for her. She is described as ‘sweet and young’ in her death. The use of the word ‘young’ reminds us that was quite healthy and youthful and that her life had just begun. This creates a powerful contrast because death is ugly and evil and Curley’s Wife is pretty and young. It makes the reader visualize Curley’s Wife in a new light and realize that she maybe did not deserve this outcome and deserved a second chance.
She mourned of her husband’s passing but as she went up the flight of stairs into her room, Mrs. Mallard came to realize of her newfound freedom. She soon relished her liberation from her marriage to her husband Brently. Such freedom was short-lived, and as she her eyes caught sight of her husband’s entrance into the house, her heart gave way and she died. The two women do indeed share some similarities, but also at the same time show various differences that make their respective situations unique. Among the similarities between Calixta and Mrs. Mallard are the conditions of their marriages around the time of the stories: Calixta to Bobinot and Mrs. Mallard with Brently Mallard.
One survivor that stuck out was Margaret Hastings, as she had a personality that was funny, and serious that couldn’t be disliked. Margaret is an emotional character, however it was overpowered by her strength. When Sergeant Laura Besley died, “Margaret knew that [the shoes] came from the body of her good friend and double date partner. (...) Wearing Laura’s shoes might be the difference between life and death” (Zuckoff 75). Margaret Hastings was mourning the life of her friend, however her survival instincts and her strength overpowered the sadness coming from the loss of Laura.
Free! Free!”. I did not know why she said that, but I started to think that many this story is more complicated than a woman losing her husband. Then the author started to write about the things that Mrs Mallard saw and felt, in a descriptive and joyful way. That was my clue that maybe Mrs Mallard was actually happy about her husband’s death.