This shows how Mrs. Mallard realized that she was better off happy and without her marriage by being free. She notices how she wants to have freedom throughout the rest of her life not needing a man. At the end of the story, Mrs. Mallard notices that her husband was coming back, she immediately inverted ly turned it into guilt. It states in paragraph 19,“quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.
Losing someone is a tragedy, which is how each of these books end. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby ends up being killed and his past lover, Daisy, does not bother to visit him or care for his death. Because of this, the readers feel sympathetic towards Gatsby and how heartbroken he must be if he knew that Daisy never even cared about Gatsby and instead only cared for his money. In The Fault in Our Stars, the tragedy of Augustus’s life being taken away by cancer is not only heartbreaking for the readers, but heartbreaking for Hazel. She is left behind with the pain of living without her true love for the rest of the life time she has left.
Once Ellen’s grandmother wins custody of her, she is forced to leave the family she could actually see love from to her grandmother who hates her, although never truly stated, we believe the cause because of the similar features of Ellen’s and her father’s faces, Ellen then again sees herself as better as the care given of her. Her grandmother soon dies after becoming ill. Ellen has battled with who has the power in her life and her actions, when her grandmother becomes the caregiver of Ellen she tries to take the power from her. Ellen does get her wish when her grandmother dies and she takes the control again. Her father dies as well from his addiction.
Mrs. Mallard’s actions cause the readers to contemplate a hidden meaning woven into the story line. Mr. Mallard is assumed to die in a railroad accident, leaving Mrs. Mallard devastated. Instead of feeling sadness or grief, Mrs. Mallard actually feels free. "There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature" (Page 499).
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).
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.
Grieving is a common and unhappy process that many people go through in their lifetime. Through the grieving process, people often come to conclusions about their life. In Please Ignore Vera Dietz, Vera loses her best friend Charlie and tries to stray away from her parent’s examples, only to find out that she will have to come to terms with the loss of her best friend. In We Were Liars, Cadence gets sick in a tragic accident that causes her to wonder about her family and find out the truth. In both, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, we learn that when people grieve it causes more loss and unlawful actions.
Norwegian Wood is about a story of a person called Toru, a peaceful, independent Japanese undergrad, who begins to fall in love with Naoko after Kizuki (Naoko's sweetheart and Toru's closest companion) commits suicide. While it would appear to be actually remedial for Toru and Naoko to swing to each other for comfort despite such catastrophe, Naoko is overpowered with her life's weights and Kizuki grief and hence rejects Toru's friendship for the isolation she finds inside of her own contracting and separated world. Additionally lamenting for Kizuki while becoming lonelier. The rejected Toru reluctantly contacts Midori, a candid and sexually confident young lady who is everything that Naoko can't be (Murakami 13).
The difference is that in “The Wife’s Lament” the woman’s final resource was only to curse her husband because she couldn’t actually do something against her oppressor. “May that young man be sad-minded always / hard his heart’s thought” (42-43) and “Be he outlawed far in a strange folk-land— that my beloved sits / under a rocky cliff rimed with frost / a lord dreary in spirit drenched with water / in a ruined hall” (46-49), just like she
Freedom is overcoming her thoughts and feelings. She cannot stop thinking about her future opportunities now that she does not have to seduce to her husband’s rules. Until, her husband entered into their home “a little travel-stained” (566) and stood “amazed at Josephine’s piercing cry” (556) while Richards’ “quick motion” (556) to block the couples view of each other was too late. It is true that her husband had been working, but he had not been anywhere near the accident. Mrs. Mallard’s sudden loss of hope provoked her heart to completely stop, and she died.
(Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband. Jaine returns back to her hometown after Tea Cake dies. Jaine at the end of the novel is looked at as a survivor and a hero. She left to find happiness, but he happiness that she found was not text book. Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for.
The “story” of her husband’s death was first relayed through telegram to one of her husband’s friend Richards and is broken to her by her sister Josephine. Once Josephine tells Mrs. Mallard of what is sure to be terrible news, she is devastated, at first. She “wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms” (Chopin 128) and then went to her room by herself. In that room, she begins to convince herself that this could be a good thing and that she is now “free” (129). Once she leaves the room with “a feverish triumph in her eyes” (129) she watches her husband walk through the front door safe
Mallard have just found out that there was a railroad disaster and her husband Mr. Mallard is on top of the list that were killed, Then, she went in her room alone and she is feeling depressed and then, she is trying to get some joy back. Now, Mrs. Mallard was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and Mrs. Mallard was striving to beat it back with her will as power as her two white slender hands would have been. Then, she starts to say “Free, free, free!” because she is saying that she is free and she can move on with her life, Then, the unexpected happen. Someone came to the door and grab the door handle and turned it and opened it and everyone lit up it was Mr. Mallard so, everyone asked that “I thought you were dead” and Mr. Mallard said “he had been far from the scene of the accident and did not even know there had been one”.
Throughout the novel A Secret Kept, character’s attitudes change with discounted memories. When Antoine’s mother passes away their family loses bonds with each other and must lock up their painful feelings. Antoine reveals, “I remembered after my mother’s death, how he clammed up, how the tender kisses stopped, how he became demanding, inflexible, how he criticized, how he judged, how he made me feel wretched” (286). Hiding such an unbearable experience only allowed it to grow bigger. His inner pain demolishes the happiness he once had and changes his personality entirely.