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”.
Chopin clearly states that women felt that they lost their freedom and that they were just mere prisoners of marriage. Mrs. Mallard’s tragedy is a good example to understand that women were unhappy and depressed, since society forced them to play a secondary role, where happiness and independence cannot be achieved. Kate Chopin, in reality, lost her husband, and perhaps she wrote ‘The Story of an Hour’ to tell that she could not find freedom with her husband’s death, and that the character’s fate was the only possible way to find it, not only for herself but for most women as
Kate Chopin wrote a story about Mrs. Mallard, a married woman who suffers from heart problems and also has to cope with her husband recent passing. Mrs.Mallard, she showed sincere grief about her husband passing. However, looking back at how controlling her husband Mr.Mallard were in their marriage, Mrs.Mallard felt a sudden joy when processing her husband death After her sudden emotional change, Mrs Mallard felt liberated when she started thinking about what her life would be like without Mr.Mallard, but regardless of the happiness she feels, she knows that once she sees her husband in corpse that sadness will return. Through her writing, author Chopin readers/ audience would be women who feel trapped and controlled in their marriage. Anger, loneliness and heartbroken are feelings that women who're coping with the death of their loved one feel.
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.
Her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richard hears and have to break the news of Louise’s husband death. Louise has an uncommon reaction to intel on her husband’s death. Furthermore, the internal conflict that Mrs. Mallard faces is that she has the acute societal pressure to grieve for her husband, she is glad to be “free.” Mrs. Mallard does not want to be coupled up at home being Mr. Mallard’s home maker and widows although acceptable are not societally required to be remarried. She rejoices in her freedom, looks forward to being a widow, and plans to live her life to the fullest. The characters soon realize that Mr. Brenton Mallard is alive when he walks through the front door.
This can be seen when after her husband is taken away from her due to the Cultural Revolution in China she goes into deep depression doing everything with sadness. Also after he his returned to her and they are forced to live in a small house instead of their parlor which in fact was given to the tailors wife she has a bad stroke. Now studies show that stroke is the result of a certain stress on your mind or body plus who would say that Mrs. Tall was not stressed about this whole thing that happened to her and her husband. The sad result of her stroke was after she came back from the hospital the tailor’s wife sees Mr. Short helping Mrs.
Death of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin begins as a heart-wrenching tale about a wife losing her husband to a railroad accident. The main character, Mrs. Mallard, has an awful heart condition, so her family has to be extremely cautious when breaking the horrible news to her. After moments of weeping, she makes her way upstairs where she will go through many emotional changes. The theme of freedom and self-realization is shown through Mrs. Mallard. After dealing with pain for years, she comes to a point of peace, relaxation, and, most importantly, hope.
Plot *Introduction- Louise Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble so if she startled she could die. *Rising Action- Her sister, Josephine, told her carefully about the accident happened and she revealed that her husband died in a railroad disaster through the newspaper that they’ve read. *Climax- Louise Mallard stayed in her room with no one except her, she begins to feel joyful, then she set herself free and start over since her husband is no longer alive. *Falling Action- Louise Mallard came out from her room, newly resolved, and they went downstairs with her sister and suddenly, the door opens, Brently Mallard, he’s not dead. *Resolution- Richards and Josephine protect Louise Mallard from the sight but they didn’t prevent her and she was shocked to see him, she was died of too much happiness.
ANALYSIS As mentioned beforehand, deception damages a child’s self-esteem. This situation often happens in a dysfunctional family. Initially, the narrator was seeing her mother for the first time since the divorce which led to result her behaviour fear. The narrator missed the tender care that the mother had shown to her family. However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene.
The Joy That Kills The Story of an Hour, is a short story about a woman. The woman finds out in the story that her husband’s life was lost to a train accident, which was told to her in the calms way possible because she had a weak heart. This upset her, but then she thought about it and this meant that she had the freedom to do what she wanted, instead of her husband’s will. To this thought she was becoming overjoyed that she was not a slave to her husband anymore. Her sister thought that she was locked in her room because she was so upset at the loss of her husband, and tried to get her out of the room so the woman did not die because of the weak heart problem.