Mrs. Mallard through a journey of her life as it once was, to a changed life embodied by freedom.
The narrator’s illustration of the symbolic meaning of death may/may not necessarily refer to a pilgrim 's journey to ones grave, but rather represent a death of an old way of life to a new way of living full of freedom/joy and a new beginning.
The tone/theme of the story takes place through several events experienced by the main character.
The protagonist character of the story is Mrs. Mallard and the antagonist character …show more content…
Ironically, the climax of the story mirrors the beginning in the form in which the news of a death is asserted. With that being said, the ending of the story announces the death of Mrs. Mallard to her husband.
Therefore, the news of Mrs. Mallard’s death metaphorically represent the same likeness and manner in which Mrs. Mallard received the news of her husband’s death.
Consequently, neither deaths mentioned are seen nor witnessed by one another.
Mr. Mallard view of his wife’s death is obstructed by her friend which ironically are the same friends that screened Mrs. Mallards from the news of her husband’s death.
The narrators double entendre of news and death leaves the reader to ponder this symbolic meaning of death. Furthermore, leaving the reader to question whether
Mr. Mallard will experience some form of death. Will it be the same likeness as his wife or will he actually experiences a death that leads to his grave from this broken bond of matrimony.
This play on words leaves the reader to his/her on conclusion/interpretation of the symbolic meaning of death. A death based on misinterpretation and