The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin And The Lady With The Dog

1043 WordsOct 13, 20155 Pages
Problems in a marriage are almost inevitable. There is hardly a marriage that can be regarded as prefect; anyone who can make such claims is either deceitful or in denial. There are a number of reasons why a marriage would disintegrate. Falling out of love could be a reason. Love could be absent in some instance; however, could also be overwhelming in another. As such is the case in both the tales of “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “The Lady with the dog” by Anton Chekhov. The characters all face nuptial tribulations, though entirely distinctive but share in similarities all the same. “The story of an hour” begins with the unsettling news of Mr. Mallard’s untimely demise. The news was delicately relayed to Mrs. Mallard, as the delicate condition of her heart may not sustain such discovery. It is only fair the woman laments over his death; after all, he is still her husband. However, the unusual “delicious breaths of rain… and the notes of distant song” sang by a sparrow as described in the story, would suggest Mrs. Mallard seized the news far better than anyone would imagine. The question, why would she revel in her husband’s death, still remains. Mr. Mallard adored his wife. As indicated in the story, his touches were with “kind tender hands’. The author depicts his glances upon her were “with love...” Perhaps, therein lays the problem. His vast love may have smothered her. “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men

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