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Have you ever wondered if men and women oppress one another. Louise Mallard from The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin was an independent, intelligent woman, who was faced with a fear that no women would want to encounter. Kate Chopin shows that love can be seen in very many perspectives. Even though Louise thought she lost her husband Richard she still shows that she still has her youth, her delight, and her confidence.
Life can make people hostile, but Kate Chopin shows a good example of expressing how life can bring many challenges, but you should always look at the brighter side of things. In the story "The Story of an Hour" Louise shows many characteristics, one being she still had her youth. For example Chopin states "She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke, repression and even a certain strength" showing that she has youth on her side, and still has many years to come. Towards the end of the story the writer Kate Chopin says "But she saw beyond the bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely" presenting that she is going to be resilient and even though she husband had passed she was looking at what it coming from the situation and she couldn't be happier but to open her arms to a new beginning.
Along with Louise still having her youth, she also showed her delight and joy she had, although her husband had passed. In the story "The Story of an Hour" Chopin says "When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. She said it over and over under her breath: Free free free!" This shows that she has come to realization that her husband has moved on and she is now free to do with what she wants with her life. She is pleased with the life she had with him, but also joyful for the life she has to come. Louise always thought that men and women oppress each other. Louise knew that this was her time to be free enjoy her life, meet new people, and just be herself.
In addition to Louise still having some youth, and being joyful about her husband passing, she still showed complete confidence in herself and her husband. The first line states "Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death" showing that Mrs. Mallard does have a heart condition, but she is aware of the condition and knows how to cope with it. When Louise finds out the news of her husband's death she is mortified and devastated. She runs into a room and locks herself in there hoping that this was all just a dream. As she looks out the window she sees many different objects such as, tops of trees, smell of rain, and someone singing in the distance. This makes Louise calm down and realizes what her life is going to bring her in the future. Furthermore the speaker says "There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly likes a goddess of Victory" explaining that she has confidence in herself that she can make it through this horrible tragedy. After Louise has shown that she can do this, and realizes that she is by herself something unexpected happens. When the speaker says "Richard stood at the bottom waiting for them" showing that Richard didn't die in the accident and wasn't aware there was even an accident. Louise being the round character was speechless and pleased with the fact that Richard was alive. In the end the speakers says" But Richard was to late when the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease-of joy that kills" showed that love really does exist. Louise was so excited to her see her husband even though she was looking forward to a life being alone, nothing can replace love even if you think you want it too.
All things considered Kate Chopin shows great use of characteristics in the story "The Story of an Hour." Louise shows confidence in herself, she is delighted for what life is going to bring her, and the fact that she still has youth on her side makes it seem like life is so much better. In the end, the story changes direction of what I thought would happen. Kate Chopin wrote this story to show that you shouldn't always think about the worst in life. Chopin shows for the character Louise that you should always think about the preeminent rather than the foulest.