The husband is hurt from his wife’s death being so sudden. He hurts for the fact that she will no longer there with him or around him. The narrator tells us how he is lonely and how he is broken he wants to move on and go to where Lenore is.“My sad fancy into smiling.”(45) The
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.
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
Every person has the right to be free and feel free. They have the right to be independent and live happily. Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour,” focuses on sixty minutes in the life of a young Mrs. Mallard. Upon learning of her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard experiences a revelation about her future without a husband. Her life, due to heart problems, suddenly ends after she unexpectedly finds out her husband is actually alive.
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.
In the short story, “The Story of an Hour,” Louise Mallard is given the news that there was a “railroad disaster” (Chopin 283), and her husband was the leading name on the “killed” list. Immediately she begins grieving over her deceased husband, weeping in her sister’s arms. In an instant she realizes that she is free from from her unhappy marriage saying, “...over and over under her breath: ‘free, free, free!’” (Chopin 283). Her terror and grief leaves her and is replaced with “monstrous joy” (Chopin 283) as she recognizes that she had freedom from her oppressive marriage. The front door opened and Louise’s husband, Richard, enters having been unscathed and far away from the scene of the accident.
Kate Chopin is an American Author from louisiana. She is known for her vast amount of short stories and novels. One of her most famous short stories is “The Story of an Hour”. Kate Chopin wrote this short story based upon the women from the 1800’s and how they were stuck in an unhappy marriage and getting a divorce was never really an option for them. The main idea of this short story is about the reflections of a women’s thoughts, Mrs. Mallard, after the announcement of her husband 's sudden death in an accident.
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.
However, the wife continued to grieve over her son’s death and bickered with her husband about his calmness at their son’s passing, as if it did not involve or affect him. Their differences in beliefs towards mourning caused increasing conflict with each other that
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.