The Open Window In Mrs. Mallard's Short Story Of An Hour

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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. Once Mrs. Mallard sits in her chair “quite motionless” (pp 7), she feels that the open window is providing her with independence itself. The open window provides a bright view into Mrs. Mallard 's new freedom

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