Expretation In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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Register to read the introduction… " There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it fearfully. She felt it, creeping out of the sky. (Paragraph 9)." This shows that she could feel herself weakening and beginning to die but she wished for her life strongly and she feared her death. " Her bosom rose and fell tumultuously" (paragraph 10), she is starting to become very worried. She can feel death reaching out his arms to take her. She is trying to beat away death, but she is no power compared to the strength of God. " She was striving to beat it back with her will- as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been" (paragraph …show more content…
She was doing the very opposite. She was freeing herself she was beginning a new life one that belonged to her, one that she would control. She was thinking about all the things that she had to live for," spring days, summer day, and all sorts of days that would be her own (paragraph 19)".
She finally opened the door. " There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of Victory (paragraph 20)." She had fought the battle of life, health, the death of her husband, and she was a peace with her self. She came out of the room and clasped to her sister's waist. This shows she was starting to weaken, but she fought the battle and won. She could now face death fearless and strong.
The fact that her husband was standing at the bottom of the stairs was not the cause of her death. It was her time to die. " Richards' quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife, but Richards was too late. (Paragraph 21& 22)"
The irony of the story is that her husband is alive, but she is dead when he reaches home. The tragic death of her husband help her to grasp the beauty of life and the fact that she does not have much more time to live it. In an hour of time she comes to peace with herself and wins her

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