Story of An Hour Essay Example - Emily Johnson 10.11.2011 H English 1A Mrs Hughes Essay She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same

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Emily Johnson10.11.2011H English, 1AMrs. HughesEssay“She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance”. Kate Chopin ‘s “Story of an Hour” uses a ghastly amount of imagery to get the reader to really feel for the main character, as well as get them to understand their point of view. Chopin describes her Mrs. Mallard’s (Louise) new found freedom from the death of her husband, when he supposedly dies in a train accident. There are many metaphorical descriptions discussing Louise’s stages of realization of her freedom. Louise first starts out in a stage of grief and eventually turns her thoughts around to a more positive stage. Mrs. Mallard explores her realization of the freedom she gains through the imagery of the stages of the room, window and two doors.The room’s significance is the self-reflection and grief stage. Mrs. Mallard goes into this room first, practically locking herself in, “When the storm of grief has spent itself she went awayto her room alone. She would have no one follow her”. Louise wants to be alone, reflect on what has happened to her, as do most people when they deal with someone’s death. Chopin explains
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