Reflection Of Mrs. Mallard's The Story Of An Hour

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In "The Story of an Hour", Mrs. Mallard dies of a heart attack after figuring out that her husband who she thought was dead, was still alive. Mrs. Mallard’s response to the tragic news did not have a common reaction to how everyone would react if a loved one died. Kate Chopin conveys relief through the characters of Mrs. Mallard response to her husbands unexpected death. She uses a suspensful tone to reflect the new found freedom of Mrs. Mallard after being released from the tyranny of unhappiness.

Freedom is defined as the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance. In this story, Mrs. Mallard wasn’t able to express her feelings out loud because of the patriarchal society she lived in. When she was feeling sorrow
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Mallard was looking out of when she was weeping about her husbands death, is like a gate to Louise’s new self possesed life. Seeing that through that open window, she feels something” creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air”. When she’s looking through that window, she realizes the life ahead of her. Suddenly everything comes to life. Her senses start to work again, she feels as a different person. Now that Mrs. Mallard has big things to look forward to and many things to appreciate. This opportunity of freedom is taken from her when she found out that her husband was still alive. When Mrs. Mallard sees Brently walk through the front door, the sorrow of him still being alive caused her heart to …show more content…
Mallard’s life can best be considered a catostrophe because her life has become a trap as an alternatitive to her living happily. Her unhappiness was an example of her distress and eventful downfall. As in the text says “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow- creature. A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination”. Despite the fact that her marriage was a required expectation by choice is what makes her life sad and miserable.

Kate Chopin integrate irony to put an unforseen twist on marriage to show the damage and hurt she feels when Mrs. Mallard freedom was taken away from her. Her happiness and individuality vanished when she realized her husband was still alive. The lengthy depair and heart ache that Mrs. Mallard experience in order to endorse her role as a married woman is display throughout the story in ways that make the unfairness that women had to face back in the day. In the story, Chopin interpreted how women had to fulfill their roles within society to be a wife and

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