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Unformatted text preview: “Renewing rains” and “patches of blue sky” are soon observed and Mrs. Mallard gets new feelings of a renewal of life. According to Ewell, this celebration of freedom is short-lived though, as she soon realizes it is not reality. Ewell also feels that Chopin very skillfully changes the point of view from being distant from Mrs. Mallard to being in tune with her thoughts. She at last leaves her room to descend the stairs “like a goddess of Victory.” This is short-lived though as Brently walks in alive and well, resulting in the death of Mrs. Mallard. Ewell believes that by the doctors giving the cause of death to be a “joy that kills,” Chopin is, again, taking the point of view distant, showing how misunderstood Mrs. Mallard really was. Chopin, Kate. “The Story of an Hour.” Short Stories for Students. Ed. Ira Milne. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2008....
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