Body and soul free” (169-170). Louise’s celebration of her husband’s death ends when she leaves her bedroom to be with her sister again. Suddenly they hear someone turning a key in the front door and they turn to see Brently Mallard, Louise’s husband. Louise was so shocked of her husband’s arrival that she, having prior heart trouble, has a heart attack brought on by “joy that kills”, or so the doctors said (170). Chopin uses quite a bit of figurative language in her story; two of the best examples are Louise’s heart trouble and the open window in her bedroom.
In fact the reader believed that Mrs. Mallard had the exact opposite response to the death her husband because finally, she recognizes the freedom she has desired for a long time and it overcomes her sorrow. "Free! Body and soul free! She kept whispering." We can see that the reader got this idea form this particular phrase in the story because it illuminates the idea of her sorrow tuning to happiness.
On the other hand the lady in "A Sorrowful Woman” has a husband and child but finds she sick and tired of what she had. The two women approached their problems in different manners. Faye disclosed her true condition to her boyfriend and gave him the choice to find another person who could bore him children. After tearful episodes, the couple resolved their problem and ended up marrying and being happy. Meanwhile, the married woman isolated herself from her family.
From the beginning of the story we learn that Louise has some sort of a serious heart condition. Her troubled heart is mentioned because that was the reason behind why “great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death” (Chopin 66). Louise’s husband, Brently, died in a railroad disaster, and of course any person even without a heart problem would have been extremely saddened by the news of a dearly loved one’s death. Her sister Josephine knew about her condition and did all she can do to let her sister know as lightly and smoothly about her husband’s death. But no one knew or even suspected that Louise’s heart condition had a much deeper reason behind it, fueling it from the day she became Mrs. Mallard.
Woman Self - Fulfillment The late 1800's were a time of repression for women. A woman was expected to conform to her husband's ideals and accept a life of being powerless. Even today, the relationship between men and women can seem unequal. The short stories "The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper" both deal with the ways women had to achieve self-fulfillment in a period of time that was unfavorable in doing so. In order to achieve self-fulfillment their lives ended in tragedy.
They loved each other; she made him feel better even though his mother died which was the reason why he married her; because she made him feel less lonely after his mother’s death. But later on in their marriage, Zeena became sick right before Ethan was about to start a new life with her outside the town of Starkfield. Her illness made their lives miserable. Ethan was bound to stay with her and in the town for a long time. Mattie, Zeena’s relative and had just moved to Starkfield with Zeena and Ethan to help Zeena out while Ethan goes and works during the day.
It wasn’t until the second time I read the story that I realized Mrs. Mallard was relieved when she heard the news of her husband` s death. The actions and words Mrs. Mallard portrayed proved this point. The author leaves the reader to almost make a story of their own by leaving out details and allowing the reader to add their own. To prove this, in the beginning of the short story, the reader gets the impression that this woman is going to be extremely upset that her husband has died in a train accident. Her closest friends and family come to her to easily break the news of her husband` s recent death.
They both fear that when they tell Louise the news of the wreck that killed her husband, Louise may become very sick. Richard and Josephine feel they need to deliver the news with great care and caution. . At first we think that Louise is very upset over the news that her husband had been killed in a train wreck; however we are told that she realizes the freedom she might have if she is no longer tied down to her husband. Louise keeps repeating to herself “free, free, free.” The very first action we are told about that Louise performs describes as unusual by Chopin.
She looks down on most people and expects the Inspector to treat her with the upmost respect she often treats the Inspector as inferior. Sheila the young pretty daughter, she is for filling her father’s dream of becoming upper-class by marrying an upper-class man Gerald. She is deeply affected by Eva Smith’s death she is initially very naive to suggest that someone can drink disinfectant by accident “Oh- how horrible! Was it an accident?” however later on she shows her own jealousy and bad temper causing Eva Smith to lose he jobs but she always accepts responsibility this reflects Priestley’s faith in the new generation that it will be filled with young socialist caring people who work
That is a sign that he was close to her, enough to make an impact of her life and that if he were to disappear she would be greatly influenced. Her recovery left some pieces of over joy attitude. It wasn’t a joy that she is free from her husband, but joy that she can live her life without the burden of depression, fear, and sadness. "She knew she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death" (P. 62). She would start to weep not because of Brantly's dead hands but death itself.