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Analysis Of Kate Chopin’s “The Story Of An Hour”

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Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” talks about a women named Louise Mallard who undergoes final moments of joy before she dies. Once Mrs. Mallard hears the tragic accident about her husband in a train wreck, she seems very shocked. Her sister was very worried on how she would handle the situation. The shock turned out to be full of joy which made her look out the window and started to feel freedom. After a while, her husband appears at the front door waiting for her. When she sees him, she suddenly dies. Chopin displays that Louise Mallard has a weak heart who experiences ironic and a dramatic transformation of emotions in a brief period of time.
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This is very dramatic and ironic because she should be in shocked and upset. Instead “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same” (17). She seemed to be more relief and happy at the fact that he had died. At that point of knowing her husband was not going to be there for her, she had an abnormal reaction. There are many things that seemed to be strange. While the setting of the story is taken place during spring which represents Louise’s “awakening” which means the rebirth of nature (gale, 267).
Louise sees the rebirth of nature as herself, “all aquiver with the new spring life” (15). Her life outside the window is “parallel” to what is occurring to Louise (gale 267). This source showed me she was very happy and she imagined her future to be worth living because she felt the freedom and felt better when she was independent.
Her heart was filled with joy until she sees her husband. She is overwhelmed that she wouldn’t have freedom and that she will be trapped again. This causes her to die immediately after seeing her husband. She is supposed to be...

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