Mallard” is told by her sister, that her husband has been killed in a train accident. Initially, she is filled with sorrow and disbelief. However, after her tears dry and the days events begin to settle, Mallard begins to imagine what her life will be like without her husband. A calming relief begins to fill her thoughts. She would no longer have to live for him nor anyone else, only herself.
The Story of an hour Apprina Faulkner ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Michael O'Donnell May 30, 2011 The theme of “The Story of an Hour” In the short story by, Kate Chopin “The story of an hour” Mrs. Millard experiences a life altering change after finding out her husband is killed from an awful railroad accident. Kate Chopin interpretation of Mrs. Milliard is a person who has a gentle soul with self-esteem issues. Mrs. Milliard sees her husband as an authority figure and, a individual who is controlling and manipulative in every way possible. She feels trapped in their relationship and, the only way out is either by his death or hers. The theme reflects a story about an unraveling relationship that is both co- depended and dysfunctional.
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.
Like any other typical wife Louise became upset that this tragic event occurred to her husband; because Brently was a kind man and loving husband. At the same time, Ms. Mallard gets a feel of relief because she yearns for independence from her marriage, to feel free from oppression and fulfill her dreams of freedom. Ms. Mallard has heart problems which we learn at beginning of the story, she becomes excited when she finds out about the death of her husband. When Louise looks upon her situation as a new woman she becomes filled with joy and has a new outlook. This gets Ms.Mallards weak heart flows blood pumps again which was previously unheard of because of her heart condition.
She selfishly neglect her daughter’s life by treating her to follow all her ‘plan’. She let her nurse took care of Juliet from birth to now. Even Juliet approved that the nurse is more likely to be her real mother rather than Lady Capulet. The nurse had been taking the responsibility as a mother to Juliet. The real prove that Juliet only trust her nurse than her mother when she was in decision to commit suicide the night before her wedding with Paris.
She leaves her husband and her son and starts her life over again. Its not that it never occurred to her to kill herself because it did and she tried, but she couldn’t allow herself to do that. “So Laura brown, the woman who tried to die and failed at it, the woman who fled her family, is alive when all the others, all those who struggled to survive in her wake, have passed
The Story of an Hour Death opens its mouth to consume a husband and fights to take the wife in this bitter sweet story of a woman caught in a loveless marriage. Mrs. Mallard hears the details slightly, in small elements, from her sister trying to relieve her of any more grief than necessary. Worrying about her heart condition and trying to save her sister’s life during this tragic time, Josephine chooses her words wisely and slowly to break the news of Mr. Mallard’s death. Josephine and others have seen the illusion of love as she tries to spare her poor sister any more sorrow. The theme of this story screams of bereavement.
Mrs. Mallard conflict started with her having health issues and finding out her husband had died. Then she doesn’t know how to feel about her husband’s death. During the story it seems that Mrs. Mallard was only at the will of her husband because her husband (society) expected her to be. When I read “Clever Manka” it left me with a sense of will to fight for what you wish for. I say this because when her husband told her to pick any one thing in the house to take with her.
Richards tried to shield Mrs. Mallard from seeing her husband except it was too late. Once Mrs. Mallard laid eyes on whom she believed to be her late husband she collapsed and died. (Chopin 1894) When the doctor had seen Mrs. Mallard he said “she died of heart disease-of joy that kills." (139) it was assumed that she was so happy her husband was alive and she died from the shock. When in fact were the opposite it was her husband being alive and the thought of giving up her new found freedom and becoming repressed again?
After the death of Cinderella’s mother, her father remarried in order to provide a complete family for Cinderella. Initially, Cinderella’s step-mother was caring and loving. Upon the death of her husband, Cinderella’s step-mother morphed into a cold, merciless woman who refused to treat Cinderella as a member of the family. The step-mother and step-sisters treated Cinderella as lower class and an outcast. The step-mother was primarily concerned with ensuring that her own “daughters have a better life than she” (Schectman 602).