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Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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In every story there were a variety of things that we read and don't completely understand. We may notice that there are a few things that happen and don't really have an explanation to them. There are objects,colors or characters that are introduced and its up to us to give them a meaning. In other word were a commonly introduced to symbolism without even questioning it. The author gives something a meaning or idea that connect with another character or ourselves, giving everyday objects bigger and deeper meanings than what they normally are.
In the short story called “Story of An Hour” we can see that a woman, Mrs.Mallard has lost her husband in a railroad disaster. Due to her sick heart ...view middle of the document...

Mrs.Mallard eventually dies of a heart decease from the joys that kill.

In this short story Mrs.Mallard is a character that has a few different approaches towards symbolism. As the story stated “she was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength”, but yet her character is also described as broken and depressed. She was young but so had some heart problems that can slow her down life many things in life that slows us down like friends, family and even relationships.Even though Mrs. Mallard is married she doesn't seem to happy in the beginning. Although she has a heart condition there was a reason as to why she didn't hear the story the same way that other people did. Mrs.Mallard is symbolises inner strength and self control, many people can relate to this because some people don't know how to handle their feeling or keep things to themselves she holds back into making a decision that she might regret. She also gives a small sense of depression but that what many people go through when a relationship ends. This character is a broken girl who is finally free from her demons or in this case her husband. We see a young woman who made one bad decision but not is free and is in control of her own life without anyone telling her what she can and can't do for herself. She grows up and shows us the outcome of something that anyone can do and that this is standing up for ourselves.
Also the heart troubles that Mrs.Mallard has connected with her physical pain that she has to gough through all of that mental pain as well. The damaged heart can be identified with metaphorically broken with mistreatment and lack of caring towards or from anyone. With her weak heart and getting big news make her feel different in both good and bad ways. She is happy to not have her husband that makes her heart beat faster but also some that sad about being alone which is not a good thing to do when having heart problems. With her being happy she can feel alive again and gives the sense that her heart is reacting and working again. At the end when she sees her husband again it gives the idea that she died of a sock or of pure sadness that her husband was back. Mrs.Mallard was so happy and was excited to live her new life and once she saw her husband all of that happiness drained out of her and was left without life once again. The shock will also have to do with her husband coming back and as a reaction she could not believe that he was back and it was as if she had seen a ghost or a zombie in her front door.
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