Character Analysis Of Louise Mallard In Kate Chopin's Story Of An Hour

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Louise Mallard is the protagonist of Kate Chopin's, 1984, short story, “Story of an Hour”. An intelligent, independent lady, Louise comprehends the right path for women to carry on, yet her thoughts and emotions definitely do not immediately mirror the path. At the point when her sister informs her that Brently, her husband, has passed on, she reacts with guilt and grief. Louise’s vicious response quickly demonstrates that she is a passionate, decisive lady. She realizes that she should weep for Brently and dread for her own certain future. However, rather she feels delight at her newly discovered autonomy. Louise is not unsympathetic and realizes that she will feel sadness for her husband. Louise isolates herself, performing her own type of self-cooping.
Brently Mallard, Louise's husband, as far as anyone knows was killed in a train accident. In spite of the fact that Louise recalls Brently as a kind and cherishing man, simply being married to him made him a harsh factor in her life. Brently arrives home ignorant that there has been a train accident. Even though Brantly appears for only one sentence, his impact was enormous. He unintentionally kills his own wife. His character is very strong and drastically changes the ending of what could have been, an understanding.
"Go away. I am not making myself ill. No; she was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window” (65). Louise’s friend, Josephine attempted to coax Louise to leave her room and that was her response. That sentence brings up a new piece of symbolism, the elixir of life. When it comes to setting, not much is said exactly where. Readers can only assume it is their family home since she goes into her room to cry and rethink life. This is the elixir of life. The room has one window and very comfortable, armchair facing it. Louise sinks into that armchair. Her sinking into the chair is also a reflection on how she feels emotionally. The chair is depression, and her soul is being engulfed. Looking through the window she can see the top of trees. “She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air (65).” These sentences have a very
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