Death In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Death Mortality comes in various types of forms. Each individual at some point in their life has to deal with death, whether it is welcomed or not. In “The Story of an Hour”, by Kate Chopin, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, by Flannery O’ Connor, “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne, and “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell. Each one of the stories represent death in some type of way, they each have to face the mortality to life whether it be from fear, or murder. In “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard is claimed to already have heart trouble, “Knowing Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.” (Chopin. 236) People in the story were concerned that due to…show more content…
Although the story never explains whether or not she committed the crime the wife has a fairly strangle attitude. When Mr. Hale shows up to her house, he says that she was just sitting in the rocking chair while her husband’s dead body is just laying upstairs. She did not attempt to contact anyone, she just sat there as if she wasn’t sure what she should do. When Mr. Hale asks her, “Why, what did he die of?” she states, “He died of a rope around his neck” (Glaspell. 970), she does not move, nor make a face. She continues to sit in her chair pleating her apron. In the play Mrs. Peters, and Mrs. Hale are waiting on the men to finish with gathering evidence, when they discover a box. Inside the box wrapped in silk is a bird, but to their surprise it’s neck is wrung. This whole play is a mystery as to whether or not the wife, had murdered her husband. But it seems as though before her husband was dead, her life was dead. She had been told by her husband to stop singing, which makes Mrs. Peter and Mrs. Hale think that it was the husband who killed the bird. He didn’t enjoy the singing, and so he killed that too. Mrs. Hales states that, “I stayed away because it weren’t cheerful” (Glaspell. 974), she knew that the wife wasn’t happy. Also that because of her husband she seemed to no longer have a fun outgoing personality that she used too, her husband had killed that as

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