Interpretation In Kate Chopin's The Story Of An Hour

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In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin it starts off in the third person and goes through the journey of this lady. She finds out from her sister that her husband got into an accident and died. She goes to her room in distraught and comes to the realization that she can now live life to fullest and not hold anything back. Then when she accepts it and goes down a flight of stairs, her husband comes through the door, and in a scene of situational irony, she dies in what the doctor calls “heart disease- of joy that kills” (K. Chopin, pg. 72). The story leads a person through their interpretation of the narrator, but thorough narration, character, and plot; it is revealed the true intentions of the author. The narrator is told from a third-person omniscient point of view, switching flawlessly between multiple people. It starts from the perspective of with Richard finding out that Mrs. Mallard’s husband was dead. Then Richard tells Josephine who then inform Mrs. Mallard. The narrator voices at first seem reliable, it has all of its facts and rechecked but as the story unfolds the omniscient narrator paints another scene where one mistake affected the whole outcome of the story. The author use of third-person omniscient point of view helps to bring the story together.…show more content…
The first character we come across is Josephine, Mrs. Mallard’s sister. Josephine is the person who told Mrs. Mallard that her husband was dead. Then there is the Richard, Mrs. Mallard’s husband’s friend, who had been the one to learn that her husband was dead and doubled checked the paper to make sure. Mrs. Mallard is whom the focus of the story is around she becomes the main protagonist. Towards the end, it is revealed that her first name is Louise. Towards the end her husband appears, his name is Bentley Mallard. The last character that is revealed is the Doctor; the Doctor has no name and is not described at
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