Mr. Richards was in the newspaper office when he heard the news of the railroad disaster. Josephine started to break the news gently to her sister Mrs. Mallard. After Mrs. Mallard heard the news of her husband’s death; she didn’t react the way you think that she would. Instead of her having that paralyzed inability to accept his death she just wept. The grief she was feeling overcame her and she went to her room to be alone.
Chopin describes Louise as not perceiving her husband's death as society expected her to, "She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance" (Chopin, 1894). Chopin showed Louise's short-lived grief of her husband's death as, "[s]he wept with sudden wild abandonment, and when the storm of grief had spent itself, she went away to her room alone"( Chopin, 1894, para.3). Louise openly showed grief, but retreated to her room to be alone to hide her true feelings. Kate Chopin used imagery and the senses of sight, sound, and smell to describe how Louise started to come alive; she could see "[t]he tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life and the clouds with patches of blue sky." She heard "[t]he sounds of a peddler calling out his wares from the streets below, a distant song of someone singing faintly, and sparrows twittering in the eaves."
However, Poe was again inspired from another death, his wife Virginia, who died of tuberculosis. He wrote a poem about her called “Annabel Lee”. Poe continuously indicates the beautiful nature of his wife. At the beginning of the poem, Poe describes a setting that included “a kingdom by the sea,” which is Poe in his life with his wife. The setting changes with a wind blowing out of a cloud that kills his wife, indicating that his wife died suddenly.
My grandmother has acquired the most sincere respect from me, and is the true backbone of our family. My grandmother is truly a self-made, independent woman, and I will return to her the happiness she has given to me. I often wonder what the past was like for my grandmother, trying to fathom how the lucky hands of life are dealt so unfairly. By looking at her now, I can only imagine the hardships she has endured, and the many obstacles she has hurdled as the years transpire. To illustrate, I often study her hands, the painful imperfections, which took years of working multiple jobs, making sure life for her children was as carefree as possible.
I have the right to say what miseries I have endured…Endlessly I have suffered the wretchedness of exile.” She is commanded to stay where she is by her lord, but dwells on the fact that she has no friends or anyone that she can trust where she is, which creates sadness for her. “My lord had ordered me to take up my abode here, though I had among these people few dear loyal friends; therefore my heart is sad.” She then finds out that her husband has been hiding murderous thoughts through a facade. Throughout the poem she expresses the anguish felt by longing for a lover that will never come by reflecting back on times when he says that the only thing that will tear them apart is death, and feels as though their marriage and love has vanished. To add onto the disheartening tone the poem also tells about how she is told to live in a cave with very
Virginia suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1847, two years prior to the writing of Poe’s poem; her death caused Poe to enter a deep depression. Just as John Cowper Powys comments in Marie Rose Napierkowsk’s book, Poetry for Students, “Poe expresses ‘a certain dark, willful melancholy,’ a cold mood that Poe ‘must surely himself have known.’ Powys's suggestion may spring from Poe's experience with loss, and in particular the death of his child bride, Virginia Clemm” (Powys as qtd Napierkowski 19). In the poem the narrator mentions, “she was a child” and “-my life and my bride,” which refers to Virginia as “his child bride,” since Poe married her when she was thirteen years old. (Poe 7-39). As Powys describes it, the mood of Poe’s poem is lamenting the death of his wife, Virginia.
In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, a woman is tantalized by the loss of her husband, as announced by those dearest to her in her time of need. When she finally comes to terms with the fact, she comes to realize that there is some goodness in the bad news, and she begins to find freedom in her new life by herself. Just when she becomes enthusiastic with the idea of living a new life alone, her husband walks in the door, and was apparently nowhere near the accident that supposedly killed him, to which Mrs. Mallard, the woman protagonist in question, can’t handle and has a heart attack. A feminist critical analysis of this story reveals a depiction of a strongly patriarchal society through the author’s use of diction, an idea of oppression as expressed by the tone, as well as the concept of the position of the woman being elevated above that of the man.
And she figures out how people don’t last forever. She takes on the responsibility of telling her siblings of the death of the grandfather. And she also hugs her father. It demonstrates that she is not taking him for granted at all. It also
Sometimes it goes smoothly, but sometimes it does not. My mother is the only person who takes care of my family since my father passed away, so this poem is a great message to everyone who has struggled in life. In the poem, Hughes uses words like no crystal stair, tacks, splinters, boards torn up, and no carpet at the beginning of the poem. It means that she grew up poor. Her life is not easy.
As she reminisce the burial of his half- brother “Lem” sadness filled her emotion. There are times when a third party comes in each family. During the burial she had meet Sylvia mother of his half-brother. Sylvia asked for her forgiveness and understanding. It seems that the whole situation was a scene from a bad melodrama.