Analyzing Kate Chopin's 'Short Story Of An Hour'

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1- In the story, the open window and what Louise sees outside of it symbolizes the new life she is starting without her husband. This is evident because the spring landscape outside the window represents new beginnings, which is what Louise is going through. The closed door to her bedroom symbolizes conformity and resignation to customs. However, Louise breaks this resignation when she opens them and goes down the stairs confidently. The front door to the house symbolizes both the death of Louise and the "reviving" of Brently Mallard. To further explain this, when Brently enters through the front door it serves as confirmation that he is not dead. In Louise's case, the shock of seeing her husband enter causes her death. As we can see, all of
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