The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

2170 Words Mar 15th, 2015 9 Pages
People that have no purpose in life are unhappy and unsatisfied, therefore they cannot continue with life as they once did or continue with life at all. Purpose to live is what will keep pushing us to continue trying the most we can to be able to succeed with our goals, but if we lack purpose, we have absolutely nothing at all. Humans can overcome every single situation that it’s placed in their way, but if they don’t have any reason to overcome it, then is just unnecessary and unlikely to happen. Viktor E. Frankl emphasizes this statement in his small poem; “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” This adage is portrayed in many poems written by famous poets, an example of that case is the “Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin. This short story is focused in the life of Mrs. Mallard, a married woman with a heart problem. At the beginning of the story she is pictured as a young, sensitive woman, a woman who was loved by her husband, but she couldn’t return the feeling. In this story Mrs. Mallard is told that her husband had died in a railroad disaster. At first she cried and wept in her sister’s arms, but when she stopped, she left to her room. Once the door was closed and she was completely alone, her true feelings were revealed. She was at peace for once, she was overwhelmed and more than anything she was happy. She was happy that her husband will not come home anymore, and that she will finally do with her life as…
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