This anger is from the grudge she’s holding against her father which causes her to want to hide from her father. She wants to rid the memory of her father because she is “sick / of history dragging behind [her]” which goes back to the title of the poem, “Go Forget Your Father” (45). This shows that the speaker prefers to go back to her old morals and not hold a grudge against her father. To end the poem, Che presents the reader with another transition back to a softer tone. She wants to love her father again and let go of the grudge; to do this, the speaker and her father has to “show each other who [they] used to be” (66-67).
S. Eliot’s title “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ironic is that the woman he speaks of never responds to him anywhere in the poem. This makes it to be the realization of Alfred Prufrock’s loveless life. The failure and breakdown of communication from the other side tell about one aspect, which is the symbol of isolation among humans. The beginning of the poem seems like the speaker is talking to a woman whom he loves. It then turns out to be ironic and against normal expectations of the readers because there is the anticipation of something special to be spoken from the other party as well.
How would you describe the tone of each story? In the "Story of an Hour" the tone contains melancholy and irony because when the doctor believes she is going to be sad that her husband died and could possibly die from her weak heart she actually dies from shock when her husband walks in the room because she was desperate to start a new life. In the "Revolt of Mother" the tone starts off with awe and accusatory as the family finds out that the father is building a barn. The father exhibits a callous tone as he pertains to the old tradition that men are in charge and women are expected to follow mens orders and keep to house work. • What rhetorical strategies assist the writers in achieving that tone?
These two stories have one main subject in common: a want for freedom from a husband’s hold in marriage. Both of these women felt trapped within their marriage and simply wanted a way out. “Story of an Hour” begins as a tale about a woman who is struck with the devastating news that her husband has died in a train accident. However, this was not so crippling to the wife, Mrs. Mallard. Her emotions overwhelmed her.
The emotions of Louise Mallard set the plot of the story. After the death of her loving husband, Mrs. Mallard, locking herself in a room, was overwhelmed with sadness after finding out tragic news of a death. She soon started thinking of her life after and began seeing the happiness that awaits her future. Her excitement sooner led her to death. The newspaper headline read “Brently Mallard Killed”, after the tragic railroad accident.
The repressed self is released out by detaching from reality. This detachment allows her to be free from social norms as her madness now allows her to no longer conform to cultural bounds. Her final protest, thus, comes out in the form of insanity. She can now escape from the cage of her husband by refusing to accept her identity as a repressed woman. This text thus brings to focus the dark theme that cultural and social expectations of women are so rigid that the protagonist has to give up her identity as a sane woman to finally achieve the freedom she is denied through
The story begins with Mrs. Mallard getting the news that her husband had died in a terrible train accident. At first Mrs. Mallard was racked with grief for the loss of her husband. As the story progresses, Mrs. Mallard says, “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it? She did not know.” The reader soon discovers, this feeling that comes to Mrs. Mallard is joy and relief, she feels this because she can now finally be her own person.
Desiree and the hand girl are different in various ways. Such as, Desiree is faithful and devoted to her husband. Then she encounters a conflict with her husband, where she stands up for herself when she is accused of being mixed race. In contrast, the hand girl is afraid of commitment and feels insecure from her husband. “She shuddered and felt her skin crawl on the back of her arms and down her back.” (Colette 2).
Kate Chopin is the author of the most popular short story "The Story of an Hour". Chopin paints a bleak picture of marriage in this story. It is a short story focusing on a young married woman of the late nineteenth century as she reacts to the news that her husband has died in a train accident. The story was written in a time period when women did not really have right to express their feeling and desire. Women were supposed to stay home and take care of the family whereas the husbands went out to work.
One thing leads to another and all her actions led to disastrous reactions. The author portrays her as a selfish and manipulative person. Her main priority is not the well beings of her family but of herself. As her son, grandchildren and daughter in law were taken away all she did was plea for her own life. Convincing the misfit that he should let her live because she was a lady and he was a “good boy” is all she could think to do.
She imagines what her future has to offer and is looking forward to living life without limitations. However, her daydreams gets a reality check when she and her sister walks down the stairs to find her husband, Brentley Mallard, at the front door. The reader would think that Mrs. Mallard would be happy about her husband’s appearance but what happens next is unexpected. Suddenly, her freedom and independence is immediately taken away which ultimately leads to her death. The reason for her death was “the doctor came they said she had died of heart disease – of joy that kills” (553).
“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a tale of unexpected joy and sorrow. In the beginning of the story, Josephine and Richards had to carefully tell Mrs. Mallard, who suffered from a heart condition, that her husband had died in a railroad accident. Once Mrs. Mallard had learned of this news she went to her bedroom alone. At first she was filled with sadness and then rather quickly became elated after she realized she was free. Overcome with this joy, she celebrated until she heard someone coming through the front door.