Kate Chopins

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Kate Chopins

In Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour," there is much hatred. The first
hatred detected is in the way that Louise reacts to the news of the death of her husband,
Mr. Mallard. Before Louise's reaction is revealed, Chopin turns to how the widow feels by
describing the world according to her outlook of it after the bad news. Louise is said to
"not hear the story as many women have heard the same." Rather, she accepts it and goes to
her room to be alone. Now the person reading starts to see the world through Louise's
eyes, a world full of new life.

In her room, Louise sinks into a comfortable chair and looks out her window. Immediately
the image of relaxation seems to strike oddly. Reading this story should question the use
of this word "relaxation" and why Louise is not beating her furniture instead of crying or
sobbing? Maybe because she was mistreated so long now she can relax and enjoy your time
alone and doesn't haven't to worry about anything. Yes she should care about her husband,
but I'm not sure it has hit her yet it was gone.

Next, the newly widowed woman is looking out of the window and sees spring and all the new
life it brings. The descriptions used now are as far away from death as possible. "The
delicious breath of rain...the notes of a distant song...countless sparrows were
twittering...patches of blue sky...." All these are beautiful images of life, now you have
to be confused by this most unusual vision until Louise's reaction is explained.

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