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

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In Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" we see her capacity to contain a long trail of progress in her character's state of mind. Mrs. Mallard is the main character in the short story that had lost her husband Mr. Mallard, and as the story goes on we perceive how she goes through various emotions about the matter. Mrs. Mallard may begin off as a fearful wife that has a troubled heart, however through the passing of her husband sorrow transforms into liberation and flexibility, and along these lines we see that Mrs. Mallard has advanced into a more grounded and a more free individual. From the beginning of the story is portrayed as a fragile woman. She has a troubled heart, as it says in the text, “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her…show more content…
“She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.” (Chopin) This means that Louise did not react the same way other women would have in this situation. Even though she reacts differently than they women normally would, she starts to think of a life without her husband. Although she is very confused about her feelings, she starts to overcome with the realization that she does not have to feel controlled by her husband. In the beginning of her thought process about a life without husband, she is expected to feel scared. Death does not normally create happiness. As Louise contemplates her feelings that are taking over her, “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it? She did not know; it was too subtle and elusive to name.” (Chopin) This shows that she is changing in a type of way. She comes to the realization of independency and
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