English 132- 80
October 18, 2014
Many Shades of Love
When you say the word love you picture yourself with your best friend, your soul mate, someone that understands you or connects with you. Everyone wishes for that feeling you get when you have a personable connection with that one person you can’t get enough with, that you want to spend every waking moment with. But for most that is just a vision, love comes in many ways. Being a parent, couples relationships, grandparents, all these are different types of relationship that combine with love. The two short stories Killing by Andre Dubus and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin are two completely different types of love. Losing a loved one that you had a personal connection with like a husband or even a child can change someone forever. They will get passed the challenge but they will not be the same. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin a powerful story about a women that was told in a gentle way that her husband was in a train wreck. Her sister told her in a cautious way because Louis Mallard had heart trouble. Overwhelmed by her husband’s sudden death in the train wreck she excuses herself and goes directly to her bedroom where we see a different side of Mrs. Mallard’s emotions. She has taken on a different viewpoint of life now, she is upset about her husband’s sudden death, but then she is looking at what is going to look like in the future. She imagines for future ahead without him or anyone that tries to hold her back. The more she thinks about it the more she gets ecstatic of independence and wants to live a long life despite her heart condition. Her sister starts to worry about her so she comes down stairs and the door opens. Her husband isn’t dead, he is very much alive but the Louise that is wanting independence passes away. Louis death was caused by shattered dreams of freedom. Independence is a prohibited desire that can be imagined only privately. Couple’s...
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