Friday, February 1, 2019
The Story of an Hour :: Literary Analysis, Kate Chopin
Analysis of The fib of an HourIn her story The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin (1894) uses imagery and descriptive detail to contrast the rich possibilities for which Mrs. mallard yearns, habituated the drab reality of her everyday demeanor. Chopin utilizes explicit words to provide the reader a background on Mrs. Mallards position. Chopin uses She wept at once, to delimit Mrs. Mallards emotional reaction once she was told her conserve had been Killed. Mrs. Mallard cared for and loved her husband being married was the only way of life that she knew.Mrs. Mallard had heart trouble, which made it imperative to break the news of her husbands death, gently. Thus is why Josephine, Mrs. Mallards sister, told her in illogical sentences, veiled hints that revealed in half concealing, (Chopin, 1894, para. 2). Once she was told the horrible news, Mrs. Mallard was unaccompanied in front of her open window. She sank into a comfortable armchair, (Chopin, 1894, para. 4). She was exhausted. Ch opin describes Mrs. Mallards experience sitting there she saw the tops of trees rain in the air a peddler was crying his wares the notes of a distant telephone call reached her and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves. (Chopin, 1894, para. 5) The descriptions involve the senses of seeing and hearing, which allow the reader to cogitate what Mrs. Mallards experience was. Chopin (1894) fearfully, she waited for something to come to her. As she waited, she felt it coming, besides didnt know what it was. She tried to get up, merely wasnt able. thusly she realized that she was free, free, free Mrs. Mallard was in fear, but then suffer joyous. She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death, (Chopin, 1894, para. 13). She knew that she would be able to live free, without anyone next her. This was something she had never experienced. Chopin (1894) writes, She loved him, sometimes but often she did not.As Mrs. Mallard was rejoicing, Jose phine was concerned about her sisters health. Josephine was watching Mrs. Mallard through the keyhole. Asking her to open the door, she declined, stating that she was fine. She was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window, (Chopin, 1894, para. 18). universe that Josephine was concerned, she got up and opened the door as if she were a goddess of Victory.Chopin (1894) describes how Mrs.