Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Story Of An Hour

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A sad woman held hostage, has yet to experience a glimpse of freedom. “The Story of an hour” was written by Kate Chopin in 1894. The author wrote many stories about women. The author inspiration came from how women were treated in her current generation(the 1800s). It was a time where women were considered less than men. This worldview worsened women's lives. Now in “The story of an hour” Mrs. Mallard is trapped in a marriage, that keeps her from experiencing a sense of freedom from a self-centered man. After Mrs. Mallard hears the news of her husband died, she Expressers her feelings, saying "Free! Body and soul free!" She then after realizing she is set free from her husband, says to herself “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.” Mrs. Mallard believes this freedom of hers will be safe, as she says “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women …show more content…
Ultimately, the reader should be surprised to find out that Mrs. Mallard is relieved to know that her husband died. This way of twisting and revealing things is called irony. Here, the author uses foreshadowing, to indicate that something is about to happen(the irony is about to happen)”There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it?” Soon after this foreshadowing moment, the author includes another use of irony. “But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome.” How is it that Mrs. Mallard can accept so happily her husband's death? Highly unexpected by the reader, the author has again used irony to eliminate the reader's expectations. Of course, Irony can be seen in real life experiences. The first example is taken from the reader and the

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