Facing the Death of a Beloved Person

933 Words Feb 4th, 2018 4 Pages
People sometimes can choose between bad or not so bad reactions, but at the end, it is all about how to deal with the fact that their loved one won’t be by their side anymore. However, there will be situations in which the easiest answer is to say “everything will be fine”, but is that what people really mean in the tough moments? The issue of death is approach by several artist including writers as a controversial topic. In the two works studied “The story of an hour” by Kate Chopin and “One art” by Elizabeth Bishop is impressive how ironically the reactions can be misinterpreted by the readers who might think that death would be a disaster or maybe not for the two women who have lost a beloved person.
Kate Chopin writes in her short story about Louise Mallard’s reaction to her husband’s unexpected death. After Mrs. Mallard hearing the news, she wants to be alone in her room. She apparently reacts as typically as someone who has lost an important part of her life, running to an empty room with any future expectations. For everyone, it appeared that she is devastated because of her lost. However, once Louise is in her room, the reader realizes the real meaning of her emotions. When she whispers: “Free, free, free!”(Chopin, 67) is obvious that she is not sad at all; it can be interpreted as freedom instead. She sounds relieved of not having her…
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