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Mike Vontobel Professor Giura English 106-34, College Writing II Response to Short Story 19 February 2008 Response to “Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin’s story of an hour is about a woman named Louise Mallard, who feels a sense of liberation when she hears the news that her husband is supposedly dead. However, her joy is shortly lived when her husband comes walking through the door and she dies from the shock at the sight of her husband. It seems that Brently Mallard was a controlling man because Louise keeps repeating “free, free, free!” (11) Louise feels liberated from her husband, not many women would be happy of their husband’s death but in this short sentence it is shown that Louise could not feel any happier to get rid of the “rule” of her husband. The grief that Louise feels is not due to the fact that her husband has died.
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Unformatted text preview: She is crying because she is happy. She was “pressed down by physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach her soul.”(4) This news is so thrilling to her that she cannot bear to stand she has to sit in “a comfortable, roomy armchair” (4) If she had any grief she would not just be sitting in the comfortable armchair but probably getting rid of her grief by maybe beating up the armchair not lavishly sitting in it looking out her window at her new life ahead of her. I find it hard to find any support to the argument that Louise Mallard is actually grieving of the fact that her husband is reportedly dead. Nobody gets over someone dying that quickly. This is why I think she is crying because she is overjoyed at the shocking news....
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