The story begins with the news of the death of Mrs. Mallard’s husband. She takes the news hard at first, but when she is alone in her room, the setting of the room does not convey a scene of sorrow. The setting of the room shows many signs of renewal or rebirths. It suggests that it is a rebirth for Mrs. Mallard. In many respects, it shows a much bigger scene. Mrs. Mallard could be thought of as a symbol of all young women and the death of Mr. Mallard could be the death of the age-old idea that woman should get married. The window is open and the outside world envelops the room. It is springtime and there is new life hurrying all around, a time of rebirth, and a time to start again. There is rain falling, washing stuff away, cleaning things. She was also facing west with clouds everywhere, but there was blue sky breaking through the darkened horizon.... [continues]
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