Regret By Kate Chopin Analysis

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The biggest aspects of life a person is guaranteed to face are choices. In Kate Chopin’s story, “The Story of an Hour”, a woman receives mistaken news about the death of her husband. However, she becomes overexcited and dies due to a poor heart condition. In “Regret”, Chopin introduces an old woman who lived her life independently and alone. By the end of the story, she began to resent sacrificing major opportunities in life when she was younger. Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby”, explored the effects of racial profiling. Throughout the story, a man decides to make his wife leave because he believed she was black, due to the color of their baby. The mind can quickly become the biggest weakness by degrading a loss, thinking only of the present, and jumping to conclusions. As a start, Chopin developed a sense of lost within each story that dictated the lives of each character, ultimately. Mrs. Mallard took the news of her husband’s death as a beacon of relief. She mourned, true enough, but ultimately took the loss as a means for a more self-assertive life. Chopin states, “What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for…show more content…
As with Chopin’s stories, a person’s actions are the determining factors that change their life and the lives of others forever. In “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard should have never had the attitude of freedom which ultimately killed her, and Richards should have done more research before breaking that news to her. In “Regret”, Mamzelle Aurelie should have explored more of what life had to offer, instead of locking herself away from the possibilities. Finally, Armand, of “Desiree’s Baby”, should not have treated his wife or his baby the way he did regardless of the race he thought she was. All this to say, I believe it is important to think things through and handle them in an appropriate manner, especially if it changes something that you simply cannot get back in the years to
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