Everyone obviously has their own thoughts and opinions, and for the most part they are all different. One person can tell you that the sky is light blue and another can tell you its dark blue, who are we to say anyone’s opinion are is wrong. People will have variations of a similar idea, but they will all be different. With “The Story of an Hour”, written by Kate Chopin, I had my own interpretation of what was actually going on and after reading it to three others, we had similar ideas but different variations of it.
After I read the story I felt it was a story of foreshadowing, also one with plenty of irony. When hearing about the death of her husband, I’m sure Mrs. Mallard was shocked, but was it because she was happy or upset because he was gone? Foreshadowing came at the very beginning with the first sentence, “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble…news of the her husbands death.” You know from that single sentence that she is not a healthy woman, and it seems as if something was going to happen to her involving her heart. After her initial shock, from hearing the news she was overcome with grief, maybe even feeling abandoned and after crying with her sister, she was left alone. Obviously after thinking about everything she realized she was free, and is even quoted in the story as continually saying “Free, free, free!” He couldn’t be cruel to her anymore, rule her life, and now she could live for herself. After having her husband walk back into her life, reality hit and she realized maybe she wasn’t free. Until her untimely death, which may have been her only way out, and truly now she would be free from him
I decided to read the story to three other people, my mother, my father, and my great aunt. My parents are both in their 50’s while my aunt is in her late 70’s, and all their opinions of the story varied. Starting with my mom she thought it was a great story. She felt women especially since it... [continues]
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