Kate Choplin's The Story Of An Hour

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In the short story “The Story of an Hour”, By Kate Choplin was about a main character named Louise Mallard, who had a tremendous change in her life. The open window and the independence Louise Mallard is experiencing is a forbidden pleasure that represents her way of new life and opportunity. The life of Louise Mallard was always been in control by his husband and she never gets any freedom until the news she receive about the death of his husband Brentley Mallard. Mrs. Mallard reaction to the death of her husband was “She wept at once,” this describe how she felt when they told her about his husband was “killed” (Para 2, Line 6), she felt as she was hopeless and not herself anymore and that she will always be the wife material of Brentley Mallard. Although Mrs. Mallard was in a situation of grief, she quickly realizes that losing her husband was a change of freedom “She said it over and over under her breath: ‘free, free, and free!” (Para 11 Line 5) Louise Mallard feel that she has control of her…show more content…
Mallard life, has been miserable and she felt as she was a slave of her own place she is living, the room is basically her life and identity. The news of her husband death was still roaming in her head; she went in her room alone to reflect the situation around her. She stands in front of an open window, staring at “the tops of trees that were all aquiver with new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air.” Louise Mallard felt as this is the time where she felt like a whole new person someone who finally reborn and start all over again in life and that she has a promising future ahead of her as Choplin describe, “There were many patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window” (Para 6). Choplin explain how the opening up represent a whole new life and that people who migrate or travel to the west is most like chasing their future and having
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