Chopin wrote “He had been far from the scene of accident and did not even know there had been one” (Chopin 66). So, Brently wasn’t even apart of the accident and Mrs. Mallard ended up dying which is very ironic. Mrs. Mallard just wanted to live free but ended up dying. Even if she felt free, when Brently would come back home she would lose that feeling once again. So, Mrs. Mallard dying was the only real way she could be free.
Self-Identity and Freedom The story of an hour by Kate Chopin introduces us to Mrs. Mallard as she reacts to her husband’s death. In this short story, Chopin portrays the complexity of Mrs. Mallard’s emotions as she is saddened yet joyful of her loss. Kate Chopin’s story argues that an individual discovers their self-identity only after being freed from confinement. The story also argues that freedom is a very powerful force that affects the mental or emotional state of a person. Chopin argues that only through death can one be finally freed.
Once she found out that her husband did not die from the accident, she had died from a heart attack, not from the shock but from the realization and disappointment that he is and was alive. Towards the end of the story it says that "when the doctors came, they said she died of heart disease-- of a joy that kills." (544) Kate Chopin shows that Mrs.Mallard had a little time of free will, and how it felt like, which made her feel for the most part quite happy. Her soul was set free from the discrimination inflicted by society and her husband. But her death can symbolize how she hadn’t left a trace or accomplished the things society wants her to for her husband.
When the battle started, many Muslims, including Hamza, were killed. The Muslims did not have the power so they turned away and surrendered. Quraysh let them go because they felt like the Muslims suffered enough. The Muslims were defeated, but they did not feel ashamed rather they felt stronger. Later, Suhaya came to Zayd and Muhammad (PBUH) with the treaty of Hudaybiyyah, that they can continue their pilgrimage next year for 3 days, and peace for 10 years.
Characters of “The Story of an Hour”: Louise Mallard: she is referred to by her married name which implies the great extent to which her identity is linked to her husband. Brently Mallard: husband of Louise Mallard. Believed to be deceased due to an accident at the beginning of the story. He doesn’t make an appearance until the last scene. Josephine: sister of Louise Mallard.
These books properly introduce us to Homer's work because they establish a setting for the characters, which is Ithaka, as well as give us a thorough depiction of the main character through his friends and colleagues eyes. “First by far to see her was Prince Telemachus, sitting among the suitors, heart obsessed with grief. He could almost see his magnificent father, here… if only he might drop from the clouds and drive these suitors all in a rout through the halls and regain his pride of place and rule his own domains,” (Homer, I. 132-139). In this piece of text we see into Telemachus’s mind and hear him wishing for his father's return, so that he can rid his home of all of the Suitors trying to take his wife's hand in marriage.
In like manner, another form of symbolism in this short story is that of the moral representation of death for Emily which parallels to the existence of the old south. Foreshadowing that the south had been defeated in the Civil War, Emily 's life ends the same way, contrasting against the loss of her father. As a result of her father running out the many men that came to court her, there is no other male authority left in her life that will take care of her. Leaving Emily to grow as one with her decaying house. Emily basically lives through the interpretation of others while meaning nothing to herself.
Roderick and Madeline Usher have been riddled with many illnesses as a result of the many generations hailing from a “direct line of descent” (Poe 196). The twins are the last members of their family and are on the edge of extinction. It can be possible that the Usher’s had turned their backs on God and “betrayed the Holy Ghost in themselves” (The Fall of the House of Usher 167). As the last of the Usher House, Madeline and Roderick symbolize the end of “an Enlightenment tradition still standing but about to collapse” (The Fall of the House of Usher 167). The physical house reflects the end of the Usher bloodline as it still stands on the edge of ruin, away from civilization.
She uses pathos by talking about her sons, and that they’ll have to live without their mother. The only explanation they’ll have is that AIDS took her life. Nobody tried to save her, but instead let a disease kill her that could have been stopped. Her farewell to her boys is her last and most effective point of the whole speech. People started to listen when she stated that she was dying and her sons wouldn’t have a mother because of her disease.
She had just become very close with her uncle Anoosh so his death made her angry with the Shah and God. She use to see God at night time but after Anooshs death she tells God to never come back and he never visited her again. Death was all around Marji at a young age including her friend’s parents and people she use to see every day because of the theocracy she lived under. Anoosh death caused Marji to realize the environment she lives in is unfair and a place that needs changed. Mohsen a friend of Marji’s family was captured and tortured by the shah for being a hero during the revolution.