If there is a complete block, then this can cause the area where the blood vessel supplies the blood to undergo necrosis which is also known as heart attack. SYMPTOMS Some of the symptoms exhibited by a person undergoing heart attack can vary from one person to another as this depends if this is a severe case of MI or a mild one. - Chest pain
In the short story, “The Story of An Hour,” written by Kate Chopin a woman named Louise Mallard is given the devastating news leading her to believe her husband had passed away. Mrs. Mallard’s close friend and sister try to tell her this news in the most gentle way possible since she had a heart condition, but almost immediately Mrs. Mallard started crying and locked the door to her room. Once the crying halted she quickly realized all the freedom she now had in her life because of her husband’s passing. After all the exciting thoughts of her new life, her sister bangs on the door and gets her out of the room. Mr. Mallard walked through the front door, unknown that everyone had thought he was dead.
Mallard. The two true themes of this story are loss and irony and Mrs. Mallard embodies both of these. The theme of loss is littered throughout this story; first Mrs. Mallard thinks that she has lost her husband; second she finds out that she has lost her new freedom, and finally Mr. Mallard loses his husband. While many readers may see Mrs. Mallard’s death as the greatest loss, Chopin’s writing suggests that it is instead the loss of new life that Mrs. Mallard has so quickly discovered. She had her entire new life planned out, and it all came crashing down within an hour.
In “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin tells the tale of a woman newly believed to be widowed. In the apparent death of her husband, Louise Mallard comes to find that she is not overly sad at the turn of events. Instead, Louise becomes overjoyed at the prospect of freedom from her marriage; she becomes so tumultuously happy that she cannot describe the feeling to herself. In her frantic fantasies, Louise walks down the stairs of her home at the same moment that her husband walks through the door unharmed and intact. Louise falls to the ground and promptly dies of a heart attack while the supporting characters of the story maintain that she died of “joy that kills”.
When she sees him shock overwhelms her and causes her to have a heart attack and die. The doctor in the essay says that she was killed by "heart disease--of the joy that kills" but really we know that it was the shock of her freedom being ripped away from her that did her in. Kate Chopin is a very reliable source when it comes to marriage and how hard it can be. Kate herself was married and then
Chopin uses the phrase, “…of joy that kills” at the end of her short story. The meaning behind the phrase is somewhat twisted. We know that Louise Mallard is not happy at all to see her husband’s face after thinking he was dead. The joy of Mrs. Mallards independence was ripped away from her so fast which caused the overwhelming feeling which caused her to die. Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard has experienced many obstacles in just the time of an hour.
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.
He had lost his wife whom he loved the most. Within few days due to fever, his wife passed away. He was sure that she was dead and therefore began making a coffin. He did not react similar to a normal person who would have cried. He had forgotten to cry.
This is too much for Mrs. Mallard to handle. Life had been grim before, with her looking forward to the years ahead "with a shudder" (paragraph 19). Now that Mrs. Mallard has tasted what life might have been like without her husband, the idea of resuming her former life is unbearably grim. When Mrs. Mallard sees that her husband still lives, she dies, killed by the disappointment of losing everything she so recently thought she had
In “The Story of an Hour”, Louise receives the news of her husband’s death. She wept as soon as she heard of her husband’s death and after weeping in her sister’s arms she left to her room alone. While in her room, she gained an understanding of what her husband’s death meant, she could now live a worthy life without her constraining husband. This was all to great to be true, she was asked to come downstairs by her sister. As she descended, her husband walked through the door, and she died “of heart disease- - of the joy that kills”