The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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In the short story , “ The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin the author delivers a rather complex story of a normal marriage. The entire story is about Mrs Mallard who is sickly woman married to Brently Mallard who then dies in a railway accident. As she learns about her husband 's death she is rather joyful than sad since his death gave her a taste of freedom. In the end, Mrs Mallard faces with the disappointing reality of her husband being alive which ultimately kills her with shock. The exceptionally detailed vision of the characters happiness in “The Story of An Hour” leaves the reader sympathize the main character with grief and pity.
As Chopin starts out the story , She describes Mrs Mallard as a beautiful and pale but a very sickly woman. In the first sentence, the reader is informed that Mrs Mallard has a heart disease. “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband 's death(Chopin,1).”The first sentence conveys the message that she is rather very sick which will cause her to break easily compared to normal people. Although, the narrator of the story is a third person giving us the insight of the situation , the reader can’t tell the inner feelings of Mrs Mallard. It is something rather observed by the narrator looking at the characters actions and facial expressions.
In the beginning of the story after the sad news is delivered Mrs Mallard is in shock and cries like
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