Despite the conflict between male dominance and female powerlessness, Chopin shows in the center of her short story that the woman can be strong if the conditions are human and right. The reader can see a change of Mrs. Mallard from the point she might know that Brently seems to be dead. From the weak oppressed woman she turns into a confident person. In this situation she feels comfortable. Nature is a symbol, which Chopin uses to underline the freedom Mrs.
Mallard can feel now. But not only freedom is expressed by describing the view through the open window. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves.
It might look for the first time as an exaggerating description of the nature. The nature symbols the power Mrs. Mallard gains. Hearing a song and twittering sparrows are melodious sounds that one like to hear if somebody is happy.
For example, a chain resembles the bond a friendship has and how strong it is. Mallard dies just when she is beginning to live. We'll not send you spam or irrelevant messages. This joy of freedom is actually what consequently leads to her death in the end when she discovers Continue Reading. In this story by Kate Chopin, the overcoming theme is identity and selfhood, which, Mrs
And so turns the old afflicted woman to a powerful lady who discover new possibilities of her time. This also shows that she has suffered from her marriage before. Body and soul free! On top of that she combines the physiological and psychological troubles she had up to that point which is a connection to her heart trouble at the beginning. These are other words of saying that she can enjoy her life now through the free possibilities.
In addition to the two faces of Mrs.
Mallard as strong and confident person but actually powerless woman there remains the dominance of her husband Brently Mallard. In the whole story there are not many passages within he is described directly. It is only through the words and thoughts of Mrs. It seems to be clear that Mrs. The clearest sign is also here the death of Mrs. Mallard which expresses her deepest antipathy to her husband. As we have seen male dominance is the trigger of the situation of the story.
Considering the time in which the story is told we can see that it was usual for man having the dominance in a marriage.
One of the important morals, who manifest this dominance is the theory of patriarchy. For similar reasons, it is considered unmanly for men to show fear or pain or to express their sympathy for other men.
The fact of the situation of the story becomes clearer if we have these circumstances in mind but it is nevertheless an unreasonable moral. Today it seems that these times are over but however, we have still gender problems. The story should make us think about how we should deal with oppression in our future times. In my opinion we should just stop to distinguish between what somebody is supposed to do because of his sex.
If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you! Published by Loren Barber Modified over 4 years ago. One of the ways the author is able to create a theme of freedom is by using dramatic irony. Another way that the author is able to create a theme of freedom is by using situational irony. A final way that the author is able to create a theme of freedom is by using symbolism.
Begin with your topic sentence. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience thinks or expects one thing and a character does, thinks, says, or feels another.
Elaborate — Define the literary device: in your own words. The reader expects Louise to be distraught at the loss of her husband, when in fact, she is actually happy about it.
Below you will find five outstanding thesis statements for “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin that can be used as essay starters or paper topics. All five. "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin shows a different point of view about marriage. In the time of the story, married women were not masters of their fate.
Louise is elated because she realizes that she is now free. Female Author American F. American Author Feminist Author Theme. One author that stands out was Kate Chopin, for her focus on strong female characters and individual freedom. One short story writer from this era was Kate Chopin. Louis Missouri in Louis Missouri in In , she married her husband Oscar and moved with him to a family plot in New Orleans.
After he died in , Chopin turned to writing to support her family. Through her use of certain elements such as dramatic irony, situational irony, and symbolism, she was able to make this story entertaining. American SS While not being one of the major authors like Hawthorne or Poe, Chopin was able make a name for herself through her powerful stories.
Through her use of various ironies like dramatic and situational, she keeps readers on their toes.
Her use of symbolism embodied a theme of freedom in her strong female characters. Story of an Hour. Chopin wrote about issues concerning women.