It is one of the few stories Kate Chopin sets before the war. He has been aware all along of what the letter at the end of the story says.
This section may require copy editing for separating mix of summary and analysis. September Learn how and when to remove this template message "The Story of an Hour" expresses every emotion that Louise Mallard feels after she finds out about the death of her husband.
The first sentence of the story states, "Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death". Mallard begins weeping uncontrollably into the arms of her sister, Josephine. Mallard is heartbroken by the news of her husband's death, but when her grief subsides, she goes to her room to be alone.
She sits down in an armchair and is overwhelmed by a feeling of relief. She knows that when the time of his funeral arrives, she will feel sad again. But as she looks ahead at her future years without her husband, she feels liberated.
Mallard keeps whispering to herself, "Free! Body and soul free! Mallard to open the door or she will make herself ill. Josephine was unable to hear exactly what her sister was saying inside of her room, but as Joseph Rosenblum states within his article, "'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin",  "Josephine.
Mallard gets out of her chair and opens the door for Josephine and they both walk downstairs together. Upon arriving to the bottom of the staircase, the front door opens and Mrs.
Mallard's husband, Brently Mallard, appears, alive and well. Josephine and Richards try to hide the sight from Louise, but it is too late.
When she sees that her husband is still alive, she lets out a startled cry and dies from a heart attack. Mallard was so immensely shocked at the sight of her husband that her weak heart gave out right then and there. The cynicism of this sentence can be detected almost immediately, and as explained by ThoughtCo, "It seems clear that her shock was not joy over her husband's survival, but rather distress over losing her cherished, newfound freedom.
Louise did briefly experience joy—the joy of imagining herself in control of her own life. And it was the removal of that intense joy that led to her death.
Jamil explains in the article, "Emotions in the Story of an Hour", ". But, for one climactic hour of her life, Louise does truly taste joy.
For one hour of emotion, Louise does glimpse meaning and fulfillment. To be fully alive, then, is to engage in heightened consciousness, to observe and connect with the world around one's self. For one hour, Louise had a sense of freedom and was so ecstatic to begin her new life, but that was stripped away from her far too soon and her heart was unable to bear the shock that she felt about seeing her husband alive.
After the death of her husband, Mrs. Mallard was unable to shake the thought of being free from her husband. The word "free" began to haunt her mind, free from oppression.
Deneau mentions about a continuous debate about Mrs, Mallard's personality.Literary Criticism. Anderson, Maureen. "Unraveling the Southern Pastoral Tradition: A New Look at Kate Chopin's At Fault." On Chopin's first novel.
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Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin. Desiree's Baby () was an eye-opening story about miscegenation (inter-breeding of races) during Antebellum in Creole Louisiana.
It's featured in Short Stories for High School and our African American Library.
"Desiree's Baby," a short story by Kate Chopin, takes places in Creole Louisiana, during the period of time between the Revolutionary and . A precursor of the 20th century's feminist authors, Kate Chopin (–) wrote short stories and novels for children and adults.
The St. Louis native lived in New Orleans for a dozen years and set most of her tales amid Louisiana's Creole culture. Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby - Desiree's Baby is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It is set in 19th century Louisiana. The story starts with Madame Valmonde going to visit Desiree and her baby.