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Sai Jasthi(Sai) English 111-MWF 10:30 Dr. Osborne Theme Analysis November 9, 2016 It is hard to read Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” without noticing the story’s vast amount of imagery. The third paragraph seems simple at first. Mrs. Mallard, a lady who has heart problems, finds out her husband has died. However, the use of “wild abandonment” when describing how Mrs. Mallard reacted emphasizes that she is different from other women. Chopin, by the use of imagery, explains how the sudden removal of restriction changes people. “The Story of an Hour” is about how much people crave to be free. For example, “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.” (paragraph 3). This sentence uses words such as “sudden”, and “wild” to provoke the image of chaos implying that Mrs. Mallard was stupefied. As the story continues the imagery changes and becomes more vibrant matching how Mrs. Mallard feels: “There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy arm chair” (paragraph 4). This sentence invokes a sense of calm and tranquility suggesting that
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