Story Of An Hour Self-Discovery Analysis

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John Joseph C. Silva Sir. Charlie S. Veric LIT 13 – R23 15 September 2015 The Rollercoaster of Self-discovery A sudden loss of a loved one is considered a life-changing experience that leads to a person’s self-discovery. According to Victoria Morgan, a youth intern for myHr.com, self-discovery is the awareness of one’s overall identity and how they impact one’s lifestyle. It also means coming up with various ways of thinking and perspective about the events and its effect on someone’s life, be it good or bad. “The Story of an Hour” is a feminist fiction written by Kate Chopin during the late 18th century tackles the life-changing experience of Louise Mallard. She was informed that Brently Mallard, her husband, died in a railroad accident.…show more content…
“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.” This line from paragraph 13 comes from the enlightened thoughts of Louise later in the story. This line implies that something is wrong with him and how he handles his commitments. In the same fashion, the character of Brently is somewhat related to the husband of Andrea in the story Janus. “Her husbamd pronounced the bowl ‘pretty’ and he had turned away without picking it up to examine it.” The line from Janus indicates the lack of sympathy of the husband for Andrea which matches the description for Brently. He probably prioritizes his career over his wife. According to Jeremy Foote in his article, the railroad which connects distant places, is the primary catalyst for the cold relationship of the Mallards. In this case, the distance of Brently’s work is proportional in how far he is from her in their relationship. Louise, who is a house-wife, yearns for her husband’s undivided attention while waiting for him to come home every day from work. After Brently comes home, he is probably pre-occupied with his work too. This is the reason for the “one-way route” of their relationship, Louise is the only one doing the waiting and the chasing in their relationship. However, she still loved
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