Promptly and critically, we come to the observation that Mrs. Mallard’s views about death are too overwhelming for her because of the fact that she has a severe heart condition. In the Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin, we can see a sense of sorrow yet joy, between Mrs. Mallard’s continuous reflections about life. Through a closer look at Kate Chopin’s use of diction and imagery we first believe that Mrs. Mallard’s husband’s (Brently Mallard) sudden appearance is the only cause of her heart failure which leads to her death. This continues to develop and leads us to understand that Mrs. Mallard leaves her room because Josephine (Mrs. Mallard’s sister) convinces her to walk downstairs. Once she walks down the stairs, she becomes overwhelmed with emotions because she witnesses her husband is in fact alive and standing at the door; these events lead to Mrs. Mallard’s heart failure and overall death.
When the doctors came they said she had died from heart disease-- the joy that kills“. This shows how Mrs. Mallard died from the guilt of her husband 's reappearance into her life and the freedom she felt without her husband being by her side. Freedom. It 's something we have but it can be easily taken away. This is especially true in “A Story of An Hour” where Mrs. Mallard’s freedom from her marriage is almost instantly taking away from her.
Further, situational irony is present through the reaction that Louise Mallard has after learning about her husband’s death. Upon first learning of her husband’s death she is very devastated and distraught. As soon as she is alone in the bathroom however, it is clear to the readers she is not as upset. In fact she is slightly relieved in that “she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome” (235).
(Ahmadzai and Emal 1) When Layla's parent died with her husband she was sentenced or forced to make a promise to spend two years of isolation and solitude mourning, she compromised with the death of a broken heart. Which as previously mentioned she possibly killed the well being of herself through destructive emotions. Shortly after, Munjan died where to next to her. Both motives of death were caused by the irrational feeling of love, of each other. After Layla’s husband died, the reader finds “two more years without her beloved was enough to cause the women to give up on life” (Ahmadzai and Emal 2) This completely proved Layla's desperation.
That is, how a family can be torn apart when things get hard. If it weren’t for Kate’s illness, this would be described as the ‘perfect’ family. Anna and her mother exchange many aggressive emotions throughout the novel, such as when they scream at each other and get into arguments about donating Anna’s kidney for Kate, just as a normal mother and daughter would act in the same situation in reality. Throughout the entire movie though, Anna and Kate show love and support for each other despite the fact that Anna is the only one keeping Kate alive, and she will be responsible for her death. After Kate passes away, Anna says “ Once upon a time I thought I was put on earth to save my sister.
Chopin, an American feminist of the 20th century, takes a stand against feminism and uses this short story to call attention to this topic. The main character of this short story is named Louise Mallard, a young woman who suffers from heart trouble. The very first thing to happen in the story is that she is informed of her husband 's death from her sister Josephine. Initially Mrs. Mallard was emotional, but over time she reaped freedom and became swept away with joy. The story then takes a turn when she is informed that her husband was not dead, and instead of her being rejoiced of her husband 's return she regrets abandoning her moment of freedom and dies from a heart attack.
If the brain does not have anything to occupy itself then a man or woman will go into a state of depression. Being isolated from the outside world for so long caused her brain to start hallucinating. Also, the author of the book “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Perkins Gilman stated “ I wrote the yellow wallpaper with its embellishments and additions to carry out the ideal…and sent a copy to the physician who so nearly drove me mad...it has to my knowledge saved one woman from a similar fate-so terrifying her family that they let her out into normal activity and she recovered.” A woman who had had the rest cure along with the narrator and the author has either driven them insane or to the borderline of insanity. The effects of the rest cure on many women were devastating to their health and is a unreliable treatment to treating postpartum depression. Jane’s efforts to avoid others from looking at the hideous painting, shows how that
Concentrate on structure in developing theme. The selections Story of an Hour and Girl is a very good selection to read; and it has been spread throughout the world for its fragile lessons. The ending in The Story of an Hour had me conflicted for a while. Anyway, basically Louise is a young, married woman with a frail heart. Her sister tells her that her husband is reported to have been in a fatal accident.
The Consequences of Mental Illness Postpartum depression is a form of severe depression after childbirth that interferes with daily functioning and requires treatment. In the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman progressively illustrates the consequences of mental illness if it is not treated properly. At the beginning of the story, the narrator acknowledges her condition and has her own thoughts and opinions on how she will return to society in the future. By the middle of the story however, she begins to lose a sense of worth causing her to spend hours dwelling on nothing. Finally, at the end of the story she has completely lost her sense of self and her obsession with the yellow wallpaper overpowers her.
Although there is no clear statement that shows Louise to have an oppressive marriage, there are ambiguous statements about the marriage that show she feels caged. During the event of finding out about Brently’s death, Louise did not respond “as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment” (Chopin), due to Brently’s death she is finally able to let out emotions that she has held in for so many years of being a dutiful wife. Once Louise is left alone to grieve she reflects upon her feelings and her marriage. The narrator points out that Louise knows she will cry again for him when she sees his funeral, remembering his “kind, tender hands...the face that had never looked save with love upon her” (Chopin).