Essay On Mrs. Mallard In Kate Chopin's Story Of An Hour

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Mrs. Louise Mallard imagines a life without her husband, a very happy and free life, until she gets the news that her husband is very much alive. In the reading “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Mallard is seemed to be happily married to her husband Mr. Brently Mallard. Until she received the devastating news that he was involved in a tragic railroad accident. She mourned his death and went up to her room, where she draws an illusion of what life would be without her husband. Sometimes when thinking ahead or making plans for the future, it doesn’t always work out as planned. In Mrs. Mallard’s case it she was already planning for her life without her husband and turns out she will never experience life without him. Mr. Brently and Louise were traditionally married couple, which meant that the woman was under the command of the husband. The husband has all the power in the relationship, who made Louise as if she were trapped and couldn’t find a way out. Until she obtains the news that her husband was involved in an accident and had…show more content…
She finally goes downstairs with her sister and as she reaches the end of the stairs, they hear someone opening the front door with a latchkey. Unexpectedly it was her husband, Mr. Brently Mallard, fully alive and without a sign of ever being near an accident. Louise having a history of a bad heart, quickly stumbles to the ground. The author concludes “when the doctors came they said she died of a heart disease—a joy that kills.” (Chopin 3) It ironically ends that she died because she found out that her husband wasn’t dead after all. She was too worried about her days without him, that once she realized she was not going to be able to fulfill her dreams of living a free life, her life shortly ended after
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