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.
Mrs. Mallard is portrayed as a fragile wife at home married to an oppressive husband, Mr. Mallard. It is when the unforeseen death of Mr. Mallard occurs that Mrs. Mallard evolves from the weak woman we saw at the beginning of the story into a strong and liberated person. Beginning at the face of the story, Mrs. Mallard is illustrated as a frail woman in the text, “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death,” (Chopin 223). This portrayal of Mrs. Mallard is that she is not only fragile physically but also emotionally. It is at the revealing of Mr. Mallard’s death that Mrs. Mallard begins to act unpredictably.
For example, heart trouble is symbolic for love pain. This “pain” was a result from her controlling marriage and the overwhelming amount of energy that was required for her to keep the marriage functioning. However, after Louise reflects over the death of her husband and her new direction in life, the symbolism changes from dark to positive and light. One instance is the “open window” which faced her in her chair when she went into her room. The “open window” is mentioned multiple times throughout the short story and is present to refresh the idea of being free and having options.
Love and family are very important to her. She is also an obliging woman. Yet they all have a virtuous lie in different purpose. Raimunda have an unusual degree of self-reliance and mental toughness. She treated with the cadaver of her husband imperturbably after her husband was killed by her daughter.
Louise had this desperation to be free, the joy of finally getting to do as she desires, and a slap in the face of disappointment and anguish. In the beginning of Louise’s introduction into the story we understand that she has a heart condition and she is experiencing sadness at the news of her husband’s death (Chopin, Paragraph 3, 1894). This could be recognized as the individual’s haggard and waning condition that we put ourselves in to obtain a goal and how most efforts can become failures at the attempts to grasp it. Reality is full of trials and tribulations that we, individually, have or need to overcome to grow and find ourselves. When we admit defeat to these tests we are essentially giving up reason to live, to be happy, to love, and to dream.
Both marriages are restricting, and challenge the protagonists’ concept of self and individuality. In “The Story of an Hour”, Louise Mallard gets the news of her husband’s death from her sister and her husband’s friend. She quickly retreats to the privacy of her own room which her companions believe is to grieve in solitude. In actuality, she shows the reader that she is finally confronting the wasted days of her life, and through that realizes that she has been given a second chance. She reflects on her marriage and we find that, although it was a good one, her husband never knew how unhappy his wife was.
When he tells Jo he loves her and asks for her hand in marriage, she refuses because they are such good friends. Near the end of the story, Beth gets very sick. I believe the fact she was sick it brought the family closer. They realized how important they were to one another. If you want a sad, but loving story this is the one for you.
She desire for love and affection from someone so she can escape from the past she had. In many scenes in the play, Stella gets looked down upon by her husband Stanley. In the play A Street Car Named Desire, loneliness was portrayed in the character Blanche DuBois. Ever since the boy she loved committed suicide, she became very lonely. Her loneliness comes into play when her promiscuous behavior started to occur.
Iris’ great mind deteriorates until she is reduced to a mere remnant of her former self, unable to perform simple tasks and completely reliant on her, at times frustrated, yet devoted husband John, who cares for her in their home until her death. Alzheimer’s disease had a profound effect on Iris, as well as her family and friends. Iris goes from being a tremendously successful novelist to not understanding which side of an open door she should pass in order to get through it. As she loses touch with reality and experiences more and more difficulty in speaking and understanding, the most moving scenes are the ones that show the suffering that her husband goes through. As the disease was beginning to set in, Iris begins showing signs of forgetfulness, but it never appears the viewer that John truly understands what is happening.
First, a feeling of guilt because her husband has just died and she is feeling joy, then a sudden and final feeling of release, as she realizes that she is “free, free free!” (15). She is free of the unhappiness that has obviously confined her. Kate Chopin delivers what I believe is her strongest statement of her opinion on marriage when she writes what Louise thinks to herself in paragraph 14; “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind