In the beginning of the story the reader is told that Mrs Mallard suffers from a heart condition, and news of her husband’s death is brought to her “as gently as possible” (158). Mrs Mallard’s sister, Josephine, and her husbands friend Richards break the news, believing Mrs Mallard would be upset and that the news could make her condition worsen. During the 19th century, most women when in Mrs Mallard’s situation would wait until they were in private before breaking their composure. Mrs Mallard however, “wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment” (158). The reader expects Mrs Mallard to be upset at the news of her husbands death, and worries that with her heart trouble the sad news may worsen her condition. However, her reaction to the news is just the first emotional response to the news, without deep comprehension of what has happened... [continues]
Cite This Essay
(2010, 03). Kate Chopin Analytical Essay - the Story of an Hour. StudyMode.com. Retrieved 03, 2010, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Kate-Chopin-Analytical-Essay-The-294599.html
"Kate Chopin Analytical Essay - the Story of an Hour" StudyMode.com. 03 2010. 2010. 03 2010 <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Kate-Chopin-Analytical-Essay-The-294599.html>.
- MLA 7
"Kate Chopin Analytical Essay - the Story of an Hour." StudyMode.com. StudyMode.com, 03 2010. Web. 03 2010. <http://www.studymode.com/essays/Kate-Chopin-Analytical-Essay-The-294599.html>.
"Kate Chopin Analytical Essay - the Story of an Hour." StudyMode.com. 03, 2010. Accessed 03, 2010. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Kate-Chopin-Analytical-Essay-The-294599.html.