Essay on The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

762 Words Oct 27th, 2015 4 Pages
Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” has brought great debate on what actually happened to Mrs. Mallard. Mrs. Louise Mallard is married to Mr. Brently Mallard. Louise thinks of Brently as a loving and kind man, only being married to him points to her having a hardship towards him. Mrs. Mallard seems confused and unsettled and struggles with loving her husband. As readers, we will gain understanding that will change the way Mrs. Mallard thinks about her husband; her thoughts and feeling are not acceptable. Chopin uses Mrs. Mallard 's physical, mental, and spiritual experience to show that death comes in many forms; some forms of death maybe worse than others.
Obviously, one will not over look the fact that Chopin gives us the true reason to Mrs. Mallard’s death. “It was Josephine who told her, in broken sentences, veiled hints that revealed in half concealing” (Chopin 57). Her sister Josephine was the one who informed her of Mr. Mallard’s death. The first thing readers can expect is that Mrs. Mallard died from physical death: “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husbands death” (Chopin 57). Chopin tells us that Mrs., Mallard had health issues that she had dealt with throughout her life. This is what causes Mrs. Mallard real death on earth.
Next problem Mrs. Mallard’s was up against could be that she was already experiencing death that was caused by the mental…

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