Symbolism And Signs Of The Story Of An Hour Essay
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…