Untimely Event Of Mrs. Mallard

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Show how Chopin uses imagery and descriptive detail to contrast the rich possibilities for which Mrs. Mallard yearns, given the drab reality of her everyday life. Untimely Event of Mrs. Mallard Take yourself back to the 19th century in America. Women didn’t have the rights that they have today and were usually controlled by their husbands. They had to clean, cook and raise their children. If you had a job, it wouldn’t be paying as much as a man doing the same job. When it came to elections, you could not vote. Just imagine all of the discrimination that took place during that time. “The Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin tells about a woman by the name of Mrs. Mallard. She is a middle aged woman with heart trouble, and bad news was about to come her way of the “possible death of her husband” (Chopin, 1894, para.1). Mrs. Mallard was a lady who was possibly controlled in her life by her husband. “When hearing the news of the death, she wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in Josephine’s arms” (Chopin, 1894, para.3). I can feel the attachment that she had with her husband, but wept once also shows maybe some antipathy. Mrs. Mallard made her way to her room and stared out her window to watch her new life take fold. She left the past in her room and took the new out. While going downstairs she didn’t expect her husband to come through the door. She died once seeing him. “Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with heart trouble, and great care was taken to break the news of her husband’s possible passing.” (Chopin, 1894. para.1) Once hearing the news she went upstairs and sank into her chair. “She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that showed new spring life.” (Chopin, para.5) She was so excited and saw a new future for herself. She was starting to have a dream about how her new life was going to be. She was

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