The Cost of Love in The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James

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Do you want the person whom you love give back the same love to you? Love and loss are intimately associated. When you are love with someone or something, you may not be concerned that you may have lost another person or thing in the same time. As in the stories, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “The Beast in the Jungle” by Henry James, the two authors portrayed different kinds of love of two women, but after they found their love, they also suffered to face tremendous loss in their lives. These stories seemed to be written in a same period, but the two author’s attitudes of the love were totally different. Love was a personal attitude; loss was the value which the person thought that was worth to pay the love, and that might be influenced by cultures. One woman gained love from her husband’s death, and another woman devoted herself to wait for her love. In “The Story of an Hour,” Louise Mallard grieved deeply for her husband death by a train accident, but immediately she recognized that she gained her love which was freedom. May Bartram, the main character in “The Beast in the Jungle,” gave her whole life to waited for John Marcher whom she loved. Comparing these two women, Louise had a husband that she loved and loved her, but she did not enjoy the love until he died. May loved John, but until she died she never received the love from him. However, she never regretted…

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