The Irony of Freedon (Story of an Hour)

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The Irony of Freedom What an ironic life of Mrs. Mallard has in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” (Chopin 193). No matter what people believe will happen, somehow things happen in the least expected of the ways. We may think we know what will happen, but the truth is, we cannot even make an assumption on the future of the next second. The story deals with certain aspects of life’s instability that Mrs. Mallard has to face because of the situations that are out of her control. Let’s find out the little things that came together to make this story meaningful by looking at the point of view, tone, the protagonist, the antagonist, and the conflict. Chopin efficiently analyzes the level of Louise Mallard’s emotions in the wake of the news of her husband’s death, from her crucial pain of misery, to her unclear sense of joy, and finally to her overjoyed awareness of sudden freedom. Chopin clearly controls the point of view to build up the final exposure and the shifting perspectives on Mrs. Mallard’s life. Mrs. Mallard first appear to us from a distance; but the theme of the story increasingly deals with emotions without expressing it openly, until we are close within her thoughts that are just about to happen. As she leaves the room of her inner self, our point of view change and we see her like a woman who is widely admired as she go down the stairs, and then, as the door opens, we are recognize with her innocent husband Brently Mallard, sharing his admiration at his sister-in-law's argument and his friend's wasted attempt to block his wife's view. The final sentence, giving the doctors' medical explanation of her death, is still more far away and critical. To outsiders, Louise Mallard's death is as misjudge as is her reaction to husband's death. The tone is controversial of Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” (Chopin 193). In the beginning of the story the tone is

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