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Unformatted text preview: she died because she was so happy to see Brently, or because she was so happy to finally be free, but then get it stripped away from her. 6d. The material from the past comes into play when Josephine and Richards must break the news to Mrs. Mallard of her husbands death. 6e. Rearranging the order of the scenes in this story would completely change the message conveyed. If Mrs. Mallard went through all her happy to be free scenes first, followed by all the scenes in which she wept, this would be a completely different story. This would show that though her first reaction was to be enlightened by the freedom this brought, she realized how much she loved Brently and would miss him. On the other hand, if she wept first, then went through all of her happy to be free scenes, this would be close to the actual story. Yet, simply by having Mrs. Mallard die before Brently comes home would ensure the reader that she really did enjoy the idea of freedom at last....
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