When the word come down that her husband had been in a train accident and feared dead her family and friends knew to break the news to her as easily as they possibly could. Knowing how Mrs. Mallard felt about her husband for a few minutes she became inconsolable and cried in the arms of her sister, Clugston, (2010) “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone” (sec 2.2. para 3). After Mrs. Mallard goes to her room and sits down in the chair and starts looking out of the window things for her start to change even though she
ENGL220 Assignment 1 MINJI KIM Setting in the late nineteenth century, Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour illustrates a woman’s emotional changes after she heard of her husband’s death. Although it is written long before and it is just a short portrayal of an emotional repression of a woman of that time, The Story of an Hour still is a thought-provoking story even for the contemporary readers. Louise, who has heart problem, is carefully told that her husband, Brently, is killed in a railroad accident. She goes upstairs to her room sobbing. Looking outside the open window, she feels the spring air, and suddenly feels the unexpected joy.
Great care was taken to tell Louise Mallard, who has a heart problem, of her husband’s death, Brently Mallard, during a railroad disaster. It was her sister Josephine, with Brently’s friend, Richards standing there for support, who gave Louise the news of her husband’s death, she immediately started to weep. “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, paralyzed inability to accept its significance.” (p. 15) Upon receiving the news, Louise is thrown into a downward spiral of her emotions. “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.”(p. 15) After she was done grieving in her sister arms, Louise went upstairs and locked herself in her room and immediately began mourning the loss of husband. She went over to a comfortable armchair and sank down into it.
Though it was short lived (story of an hour) the author made it the main point in the story. The beginning of this story starts out with Mrs. Mallard being told about her husband's sudden death involving a train accident. Her husbands good friend and sister broke the news down to her as gently as they could, but still resulted in her crying out and falling into her sisters arms. Mrs. Mallard then leaves the area where everyone has gathered to be alone in her room. While she was in her room she seems surprisingly calm.
The Story of an Hour Chelsea Boehland Intro to literature Larry Holden (ABG1318K) 5/13/2013 The short story of “A Story of an hour” by Kate Chopin (1894) was about a woman with a heart condition hearing about an accident that took her husbands life. The tone of the story started out sad, you felt for Mrs. Mallard, the horrible sadness you feel when you lost a loved one. But the tone changes as Mrs. Mallard is sitting in her room, staring out the window, thinking to herself. It’s the sudden thrill of freedom in death that she sees. This is where the tone goes from sad to excitement, that she is free to live her life, without I assume her husband.
When just glancing over this you may think that in saying she has heart trouble, it is actually telling you she has heart disease or something close to it. But, in fact Chopin wants her readers to know that Mrs. Mallard “has a very specific condition that interferes with the workings of her heart” (Hicks). As we read on we later realize that her heart condition being described is that her marriage hasn’t allowed her to “live for herself” (Chopin 15). Crying is part of her life with Mr. Mallard, but soon disappears as she becomes an independent woman. Mrs. Mallard cries for almost the whole story, only stopping when her new freedom crosses her mind.
Mrs. Mallard suffers from heart problems; therefore, her sister attempts to inform her. When she learnt about this, she busted into tears and went upstairs to stay along for some time. But then the strange and firstly unwilling feeling of absolute joy and freedom seized her. She understood that she loves this freedom much more then she used to love her husband. The story end suddenly and unexpectedly: she descended the stairs and saw her husband safe and sound staying at the doors.
Summary Ana's story chapter 21-44 Ana's father was ill and came back to his mother's house. He lived there because he couldn't take care of himself anymore. He became more ill and after a while he died. Ana felt really depressed because her father died. She went for a walk with her aunt and she told het that her father died of aids and that he got it from her mom.
We will sum up the key argument and the perception of women before the 20th century. In ‘The Story of an Hour,’ Louise Mallard has a heart condition, and she must be told of her husband’s death with great care and compassion. Her sister, Josephine, tells her the news along with Mr. Mallard’s good friend, Richards, who had learned of the death while at a newspaper facility. Mrs. Mallard begins to weep as she is told of her husband’s death and goes upstairs to her room. While in her room she discovers a scary feeling that had come across her and does not know how to take it.
Analysis – “A Story of an Hour” ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Professor Heather Altfeld-Fisher Sundanyal Taran Farmer July 4, 2011 “A Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a short story centered on the main character Mrs. Louise Mallard and her reaction to the news of the death of her husband, Brently Mallard. The news has to be delivered to Mrs. Mallard gently because she has heart problems. Upon hearing the news, Louise reacts emotionally by crying and weeping. Chopin notes in the story that her behavior is uncommon of many women, who normally react by displaying a feeling of denial or disbelief. Louise then retreats to room where she begins to explore conflicting emotions and realities of her life to be.