Symbolism And Irony In “The Story Of An Hour”

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Mostly on every story, a person, place, or even an object can be described or represented more than what it actually really is. It’s just trying explain more than what the author is trying to get across the story, but it also makes you think twice about what it’s trying to say to show through the main idea. There is all sorts of symbols like the multiply sign is used to show that they double the number of what they’re trying to solve. Colors may also be used to show symbolism like they can make you label certain things and it symbolizes the object you labeled with the color.
In the story, The Story of an Hour, Mrs. Mallard and all her actions and surroundings are used as symbolism .At ...view middle of the document...

She knew that by her husband dyeing she was going be released because she felt like if she was in a jail with her husband. Mrs. Mallard finally was free but could not handle the terrifying situation.

Trent Lorcher
“She carned herself unwillingly like if she was a goddess of victory and her victory is symbolizing, her triumph of outliving finally the very one and only man who had her imprisoned as soon as they both got together. She also said it over and over under her breath; Free, Free, Free. Mrs. Mallard was actually really ecstatic because she was finally free from her husband the gatekeeper of her freedom of life.
Alex Craig
“Bringing an hour of life, gave her an hour of joyous freedom”. So right after her husband passed away she relaxed because she did not have to deal with him anymore.” The Story of an Hour is clearly about sickly wife who believes her husband is dead and imagines a whole new different life of freedom. Mrs. Mallard should be the one hurt by the fact that her husband died but she actually isn’t because he was the reason she was miserable and had heart problems and issues.

Kingtut
“The Story of an hour” also used irony of situation. Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard’s reaction towards her husband’s death was devastating to her but she also felt relieved of herself with him gone. When she first heard the news to her...

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