Analysis Of The Story ' An Hour ' Essay

777 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Gabriela M. Santiago
Michael Vaughan
English 1020
30 October 2016 The Story of an Hour When reading about “The Story of an Hour” we can agree that there are multiple positions regarding Mrs. Mallard’s reaction to her husband’s death. Mrs. Mallard, a woman suffering from a heart condition is notified about her husband’s death in a car accident. Positions, such as a woman being repressed, or being in a male-dominant society, could be possible positions for the expectations during that century. By Mrs. Mallard reactions when she heard the news, it is difficult to understand what she was feeling. Mrs. Mallard’s heart condition caused a shocking reaction regarding her husband’s death; but then she gains a feeling of independence, and individuality within that hour, although she is finally disadvantaged of this freedom, with the return of her husband. Mrs. Mallard’s heart condition caused a shocking reaction regarding her husband’s death; when she received the news from her sister, and not giving a reaction back. She had a blank stare with no sort of emotion. She then wanted to be alone in her room, causing preoccupation for her sister and Richard a close friend. She then stood in front of an open window, releasing a form of relieving from her body and mind. “Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul (Chopin, 4).” It seems as if she was never able to be herself, that having her husband next to her made…

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