Accordingly, the woman’s heart is the site of all her emotions, and holds great anguish due to being “ripped out” when the boy was born. Wishing for death is contrary to living with her child, and the disparity between those ideas is strong enough to ‘rip out’ her heart. Even so, the woman still chooses suicide, demonstrating the complete and utter hopelessness she felt. Next, the man’s last conversation with the boy before he dies shows hope manifesting the sake of survival. Here, the man’s health is failing substantially and he knows he will soon die.
He wondered how much longer he could keep avoiding people, lying to them. How much longer could he keep dodging the inevitable?” Meredith Ward is another person who is affected by her husband’s death. Due to Charlie Ward’s death she starts to feel lonely and empty. The novel reads, “She looked up at her mother’s face and for the first time realized how terribly lonely her mother must be…But Jenna knew that her mother’s friends could never fill the void left by her father.” In this quote, Jenna is observing her mother’s behavior and is realizing that Meredith Ward and Charlie Ward had a special relationship that could never be replaced and that causes her to feel disconsolate. Also, Meredith Ward is starting to become sleep-deprived because she has no one there for her.
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 Machine that Won the War uses external conflict because the characters in the story are arguing about what really happened and how they really won the war. In contrast, The Story of an Hour the author uses internal conflict; and that is shown through the character Mrs. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard has just been informed that her husband has died. She feels a bit of relief, because back in the 19th century women didn’t have very much freedom and they always had to be subject to their husbands; so when she finds out he is dead, she starts thinking about all the things that she will be able to do and not have to worry about having and taking care of a husband. All of that is going on inside her head and she is feeling sad but then at the same time she feels
After the narrator finds out about Charlie’s death, she is hysterically crying about his death (19-20). Her father then offers her alcohol to stop the pain, and by doing this and not talking about the conflict, Charlie committing suicide, the conflict just goes unresolved for the narrator (20). The narrator begins to build up intrapersonal conflict because she is just drinking the pain away, but in reality the internal conflict of Charlie killing himself is still there for the narrator. She does not express her feeling much except for when Charlie died. For example, when she is on the phone with Jeremy she claims that she is forced to go to the funeral, but she actually wants to go (20-21).
This situational irony would show Mark Twain’s humor and use of surprise endings. Likewise, the last story has a surprise endings as well. The last story that shows irony, “The Story of an Hour” is a story of a woman known as Mrs. Louise Mallard who has heart trouble. Louise Mallard is told of the misfortunate event that has happened to her husband; a railroad disaster. Upon hearing the news, the woman wept deciding it be best to retreat to her room alone.
Ally carter’s novel “All Fall Down” displays the conflict of human vs self. The chosen conflict was human vs self because she is trying to overcome her self-doubts about whether her mother was actually murdered or if it was nothing but an accident like everybody constantly tells her. The conflict of human vs self was demonstrated all throughout the story more specifically after the ball when she first sees the Scarred Man. In this part of the
Victor becomes heavy hearted and he worries non-stop until he becomes physically ill. Evidence of this is when he first created the “monster” and Henry came to visit, he feel ill due to paranoia and what I interpreted as depression. Elizabeth carries on until she can’t anymore. She tries to keep everyone happy until she herself breaks. Evidence of this starts in chapter three when her aunt dies and she carries on with her duties (to show her dedication) then in chapter seven when William died she breaks and gives up on trying to fix others showing she is very fragile.
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.
In ‘The Interlopers’ we see both Georg Znaeym and Ulrich von Gradwitz each wish the other to die, “as men each prayed that misfortune might fall on the other...”. As it would turn out, misfortune falls upon them both, fulfilling each man’s request in a twisted and ironic way that neither anticipated. ‘The Story of an Hour’ shows irony in another way. At the beginning, we are told that Louise Mallard’s husband has died and her friends fear that she might die from the shock of the news. However, at the end she does die of shock when she finds out that her husband has not died.