Symbolism And Signs Of The Story Of An Hour Essay

1338 Words Apr 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Symbolism is something or an object that represents someone or something, it’s important to some people. To people the symbolism and signs that represent things are the key to their happiness. When someone dies or is gone, they get or use a symbol to appear as a butterfly, tiger, or any animal or sign to appear as that person. Irony is something when you don’t expect the expected. For example, in the short story of “The Story of an Hour” when Mrs. Mallard realizes that she is free and walks downstairs she sees her husband walk in and her heart stops and she dies.

In the short story, Richards, which is Brentley Mallard’s friend, told Mrs. Mallard that her husband had just died and her sister tries to comfort her while going upstairs. She went by herself and then she closed the door and sat on the armchair with the window open in front of her. She realizes she’s free, then when she starts thinking she’s free and happy that her husband had died, when she goes downstairs her husband appears at the front door and her heart stops and when doctors are done checking her they said she had died of heart disease—of joy that kills

“Mrs. Mallard could be said to represent women of her time period… because their freedoms within marriage are restricted” Mrs. Mallard felt “tumultuously” she was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will.

“The heart is traditionally a symbol of an individual’s…

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