The Story Of An Hour Analysis

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Your emotions play a huge role in ever day life and are what makes us human. Emotions are not on a set schedule, and happen in various ways, for various reasons. In The Story of an Hour, Mrs. Mallard goes through the stages of grief in the time span of an hour. This is very interesting due to the fact that, for most of us, it usually takes a span from at least days, to months, to even years to fully go through the stages of grief. I believe that Chopin’s story is centered on time and emotions by just reading the title. The essence of time is very important in this story and how quickly she went through the process of accepting her husband’s death and moving on to thoughts of the future, which some may say, was too quick.
Some may ask what is the real meaning of time. Well, time is described as being a component quantity of various measurements that is used to sequence events, to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and to quantify rates of change of quantities in material
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Mallard’s freedom is dependent on her husband’s death. “In a word, Chopin’s philosophical ideas of life and death are clearly reflected in “The Story of Hour”, which have transcended the irreconcilable conflict between life and death.” (Wan 170). By this Wan understands Chopin’s views on life and death as incapable of ever being in harmony with each other. This is interesting because everyone is taught that life and death are balanced and you can’t have death without having lived first. Mrs. Mallard doesn’t feel like she has a reason to live because she is dependent upon her husband and is depressed about it. Once she realizes that she can finally live her life freely, it is taken away from her. Most people have their whole lives to live freely before being faced with death. Chopin’s goes through this portion of the life cycle in the span of an

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