Chopin writes this change as a powerful realization that Mrs. Mallard cannot help but accept. Now she is no longer pitiful and heartbroken but joyful and excited for a life free of her husband’s dominant presence. The story says for the first time in her life, Mrs. Mallard prays for a long life. Gary Mayer describes Mrs. Mallard’s new situation by writing: "Louise's joy, it may be argued, is her thought of being single, not the realization that her husband is alive"(Mayer 95). When this change occurs, Chopin expresses Louise Mallard’s new found freedom by finally using her first name rather than her surname as she writes, “Louise, open the door!”(Chopin 237).
Mallard’s life now that her husband has passed. Spring represents rebirth, hope and growth, all of which she can now experience with her newfound freedom. Looking through her window, Chopin specifies the comfortable, roomy armchair Mrs. Mallard sinks into, this represents the rest from her oppressive life and societal expectations she is now free from; she is no longer restricted. In a similar way Ibsen uses symbolism to represent Nora’s oppression and freedom as well. The tarantella dance which Torvald insists she does represents Nora’s frustrations with being oppressed over matters that wouldn’t be an issue if she were a man.
Granny Weatherall cannot wait until Cornelia gets old and her children start talking down to her. Symbolism expresses many things in a story. One example is that the color blue is found throughout the story itself. It symbolizes tidiness which Granny appreciates a lot. The color is shown everywhere in the story like in a reference of her husband, when she dies and, in this quote “Their eyes followed the match and watched the flame rise and settle in a blue curve, then they moved away from her (Porter, Page 624).
Two, a full belly, and three, a good night's rest.” From this quote the reader can take that Matilda is gathering knowledge from her family to better herself in the future. On page 85, Anderson states from Matilda's viewpoint, “Old soldiers trick. Find a willow tree and you’ll discover water nearby.” This quote shows that Matilda can not only take in knowledge but use the helpful tricks she learned from family to help in tough situations. Throughout Fever 1793, Matilda becomes independent and mature when she uses knowledge from Mother, Grandfather, and Eliza to survive. Overall, the theme independence and maturity best fits this book, as we can see the change in Matilda.
Calixta is not the only one who felt the overwhelming feeling of pure happiness, Alcee also experienced it. Therefore, when Alcee writes a letter to his wife he uses love and tender words. Chopin writes, “Alcee Laballiere wrote to his wife, Clarisse, that night. It was a loving letter, full of tender solicitude” (353). In other words, the same night after Alcee met with Calixta he wrote to his wife a loving letter.
Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” was written in 1898, but it was published until 1969. “Bibi laid his little hand on his father’s knee and was not afraid”(88), shows that whatever is to come will not cause problems. Kate Chopin uses a lot of symbolism throughout her stories to represent her feelings about things. A character or an object could represent a bigger idea throughout the story, which gives more meaning to the story. An analysis of the symbolism in Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” will show the meaning of the storm, the house, and the relationships.
Chopin is well known for using these endings in her stories. Just like in the “Story of an Hour” Chopin uses situational irony to keep the reader entertained and to shock the reader in the end. It is what makes this story in its entirety. Desiree couldn’t stand the thought of not being with Armand. So much so that she took her own life along with her child because of it and freed him from the burden
The open window symbolically represents the freedom and opportunities that await for Mrs. Mallard after her husband has died. From the window, Mrs Mallard sees the “patches of blue sky” (PP 6) and “new spring life” (PP 5). She also hears the birds “twittering in the eaves” (pp 5), and can smell the “delicious breath of rain” (pp 5). Everything that she experiences through her senses suggests the joy and spring of a new life. When she evaluates the “blue sky”(pp 6), she feels the first hint of ecstasy between her freedom of independence.
One element being demonstrated in the story is the theme. The theme is important for setting an ambience within the story. An analysis on Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” demonstrates the theme of freedom, happiness, and adultery. The first theme Chopin demonstrates is the freedom of women in the nineteenth century. Many women
The effect of irony in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” enhances the protagonist’s situation, it introduces the effect of the foreshadowing, and indirectly characterizes the protagonist. The irony in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” enhances the protagonist’s situation by revealing a deeper meaning. The quote, “She had loved him - sometimes. Often she did not. What did it matter!” shows that although Mrs. Mallard was married, she had not always loved her husband (8).