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The Story Of An Hour Analysis

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Unexpected news can affect the way people feel. An unexpected news can be a start to a different lifestyle. Receiving news can bring joy to some people, but can also bring sadness. Depending on what type of news, one can predict the reaction of the person receiving the news. For example, receiving the news of getting a raise at work will bring a lot of joy to most individuals, but receiving news of someone’s death is expected of a cry reaction from anyone. In most cases, the death of a loved one affects people in a whole other level. The reaction of losing the love of your life, the one you promised to be together until death should be a reaction of hurting and a change in the way one views the future. In “The Story of an Hour.” Kate…show more content…
Mrs. Mallard began to feel joy toward her husband’s death because “she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her” (13). Josephine begins to worry about her sister being locked in her room telling her she was going to “make herself ill” (16). Mrs. Mallard decides to open the door and heads out, but tries her best to not show how she truly felt about her husband’s death. Unexpectedly, someone was at the door and it was her husband, Brently Mallard. She fell when she saw her husband alive, and when the doctor came to check on her it was too late. The cause of Mrs. Mallard death was death “of heart disease of joy that kills” (22). The cause of her death shows how individuals are unaware of how other truly feel. Mr. Mallard died of joy because her husband had died and not because her husband was back home alive. Irony can be best defined as using a language that normally means the opposite. There are different types of irony like situational irony, verbal irony, and dramatic irony. In “The Story of an Hour” Chopin makes use of these different ironies to show how one is never fully aware of what goes on peoples’ mind, or how they truly feel. A great example of situational irony is Mrs. Mallard's reaction to her husband’s death. Normally when an individual loses their spouse it takes a long-time to overcome deep sorrow. The grief of a husband or wife takes
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