The Messenger recounts the image of the tragedy that was Antigone’s death by saying “Found we her, as she had been hanged by the neck,/ Fast in a strip’like loop of linen” (Sophocles 46). Through the vivid imagery, the reader notes the manner in which she died: suicide, an unexpected death. The dreadful image of “hanged by the neck” causes shock and sorrow as the audience is able to picture the scene and feel touched by her doomful fate. This produces in the spectator/reader a purgation of pity and fear also known as catharsis. Another image described is “loop of linen”, a symbol for Creon's denial of her right to wed.
“Gwilan’s Harp” presents the reader with the most examples of loss. “The Washwoman” uniquely demonstrates the loss of a loving son to care for and love his elderly mother as opposed to the loss of a destroyed material object or the death of a friend. “The Last Leaf” strongly demonstrates the sacrificial loss of life through Mr. Behrman’s death. The readers can learn great lessons from each of these meaningful stories. The loss of the cherished harp in “Gwilan’s Harp”, the loss of an attentive son in “The Washwoman”, and lastly, the sacrificial and unforeseen loss of a friend in “The Last Leaf”, all are moving examples of valuable
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.
He had loved his wife a lot that her death turned him around. He thought that his wife would return as ghost but who knew that she had the most horrific death which came to the notice of him at the end of the story. This is where the author brings in the super natural element creating a suspense and obliqueness
In “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin tells the tale of a woman newly believed to be widowed. In the apparent death of her husband, Louise Mallard comes to find that she is not overly sad at the turn of events. Instead, Louise becomes overjoyed at the prospect of freedom from her marriage; she becomes so tumultuously happy that she cannot describe the feeling to herself. In her frantic fantasies, Louise walks down the stairs of her home at the same moment that her husband walks through the door unharmed and intact. Louise falls to the ground and promptly dies of a heart attack while the supporting characters of the story maintain that she died of “joy that kills”.
Enjambment is used to present emptiness and sadness that the speaker feels during the grief of his brother 's death. An example is “At ten o’clock the ambulance arrived -- With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses”, this quote exaggerates how slowly time passes by since “two o’clock” when all the happiness in one’s life dissipates. Contrary to Heaney, Emily Dickinson maintains the consistency of her stanzas to convey her calm acceptance towards the regularity of losses she had witnessed during her lifetime. She examines the rhyme structure of ABCB, with the rhythmic
The story “A Story in an Hour” was written by Kate Chopin, a recently recognized feminist writer. In this short story we find four characters, the protagonist Louise Mallard a women with heart problems that cannot get overly excited or extremely sad situations. Brently Mallard Louise’s husband, a kind and loving man. Josephine Louise’s sister cares very deeply about her sister and helps Louise with her heart problems. Finally Richards, he is Brently’s friend he is present during one of Louise’s, supposedly, difficult moments.
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.
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. This story connects to modern day issues because some women are actually being oppressed by their husband or significant other and feel a strong sense of freedom when they pass away. In this analysis there are four main literary devices that are used to illustrate the theme which are metaphors, irony, foreshadows, and similes. The theme that kate chopin used to idntfy the story line is a womens freedom. In this quote, “’Body and soul free!’”, Mrs. Mallard verbally recognizes her freedom now that her husband has died, and it is important to the story because it highlights her true feelings about her husband.
Disappointment "The Story of an Hour" is a short story in which Kate Chopin, the author, presents an often unheard of view of marriage. Mrs. Louise Mallard, Chopin 's main character, experiences the exhilaration of freedom rather than the desolation of loneliness after she learns of her husband 's death. Later, when Mrs. Mallard learns that her husband, Brently, still lives, she know that all hope of freedom is gone. The crushing disappointment kills Mrs. Mallard. Published in the late eighteen hundreds, the oppressive nature of marriage in "The Story of an Hour" may well be a reflection of, though not exclusive to, that era.