Marriage In Mrs. Mallard's Short Story Of An Hour
You are living in a fairy tale land if you believe every couple lives happily-ever after. There are couples who, for whatever, reason marry and then after living together for a while learn they do not love each other like they thought; so they go their separate ways. However, there are some couples who do not want to be married, but they stay together out of convenience, obligations to their children, or on the account of religious beliefs. This was often the …show more content…
Mallard reacted like any other woman might have as she cried, “… with sudden, wild abandonment in her sister’s arms.” Richards and her sister Josephine were deeply concerned for her as she ran into the solitude of her bedroom locking the door behind her. I am sure they believed that she was distraught, and needed to be left alone with her grief. Little did they know that a whole different set of emotions were welling up in Mrs. Mallard.
Locked away in her room, Mrs. Mallards, mind began to wonder aimlessly. She stared out the window and noticed, “…the tops of trees that were all a quiver with the new spring life.” Could this be the start of a new life for Mrs. Mallard? She tried to suppress the feelings that were stirring within her soul, a task that she soon found impossible as eventually “… a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath; free, free, free!”
These are not the actions of a woman who was mourning the death of her husband. This was a woman who just realized that there was,”…a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely.” She would no longer share her life with “…the face that had never looked save with love upon her.” Once she wrapped her mind around the fact that her loveless marriage was now something of the past she began to blissfully think of all the days, and seasons ahead that would be filled with new