Dissociative Disorder In The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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People all have their own self identities, and that gives them qualities, which makes them different from others. Some times though, people have different feelings at the same time, and that results to their disorder of self identity. According to Clinic Cleveland, “Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s general functioning, including social activities, work functions, and relationships” (“Dissociative Identity Disorder”). People who question their feelings and their identity are lacking self identity. This is why, Louise Mallard, the protagonist, the center of attention, and the person around whom all the other characters revolve, and Jimmy Cross, the main character who led into battle with several men in his charge lack of self identity because they have multiple emotions at the same time in their lives. They live a life, where they both are not the people who they want to be; a free independent woman, and a powerful responsible soldier. More specifically, in the “Story Of An Hour” by Kate Chopin, Louise,an independent woman, who suffers from heart disease, loses her husband in a rail-road accident. Her feelings are …show more content…
At the end of “The Story of An Hour”, Louise is having a heart attack as she sees her alive husband. Her death is a symbolic representation of the loss that is represented by the knowledge that she will not be able to live the life that she imagined for herself, “There would be no one to live for in those coming years. She would live for herself" (Chopin 647). In the same way, Jimmy is in shock when Ted Lavender dies. He feels the guilt about it, but he can’t do anything. He knows that his mind only thinks Martha and this is

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