What Is The Effects Of Death In The Story Of An Hour

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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
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Mallard could have been experiencing death from emotional and spiritual experience. Mrs. Mallard says,“ she loves her husband- sometimes. Often she does not”(Chopin 58). The reader could understand this by Mrs. Mallard’s emotions changed rapidly over a period of time. It seems she has an emotional problem with her life. During marriages partners should love each other at all time, not just pick and chose when they like each other. Chopin states that, “She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death”(Chopin 57). Mrs. Mallard also struggled with holding back tears. This is also another indication that she was like most average humans and it a very emotional lady. After finding out about the passing of her husband her spirits change. “There would be no one to live for in the coming years; she would live for herself” (Chopin 57). She is glad her husband has passed she is excited to have freedom and liberation. Perhaps Chopin is trying to tell us that Mrs. Mallard could have suffered from her emotions and her spiritual changes she experiences, could have lead up to her death.
Although Kate Chopin uses many factors that lead up to the death of Mrs. Mallard such as: mental, and spiritual experiences. We know that Mrs. Mallards death was caused by physical problems. Through the struggles Mrs. Mallard went through with her mental and spiritual battle. It causes her to die way before her actually death happened. Fighting mental problems and spiritual and emotions issues Her amount of unstable life style leads me to believe she died from Physical

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