The joy that kills

At the end of "The Story of an Hour," Louise Mallard discovers that her husband is, in fact, alive, and the feelings of freedom she had been discovering were in service of nothing.

During the hour that she thought him dead, she began to discover the possibilities of personal freedom, and of living life without her husband -- who is not a bad person -- shadowing her every move.

Mallard takes the news fairly well, though she does cry some, and she retreats to a room to be alone. While in this room, Mrs. Instead of dreading the rest of her long life, she looks forward to it. She is described at the beginning as having "heart trouble," and the shock of this discovery is what kills her; however, the interpretation of the actual shock may differ: All of the dreams she had for her life as a widow are now crushed, and the shock of that realization is what kills Mrs.

In this interpretation, "the joy that kills" is her realization that she is not free, might never be free, and so her brief moment of true freedom and joy has been stolen from her.

When the other characters learn that her husband, Mr. The doctors are the ones who assume she died "of the joy that kills. Mallard, has been killed in a train accident, they know they must break the news to her gently so as not to cause a heart attack.

In this scenario, the joy of seeing her husband alive stopped her heart because of her weakened state. As she looks out the window, she sees signs of new life everywhere and feels enlivened and refreshed. Mallard really feels when she is in the room alone; only the reader is privy to her thoughts.

Mallard, has been killed in a train accident, they know they must break the news to her gently so as not to cause a heart attack She thinks of all the time she will have to herself now, all the freedom she can enjoy. Louise Mallard has "heart trouble" and that she is very delicate.

Joy Kills Sorrow (band)

When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease -- of the joy that kills. With her heart trouble, the powerful disappointment -- as well as the legitimate shock -- of discovering her husband alive is enough to cause heart failure.

How exactly did she die? This is also ironic, of course, because she is to die very, very soon. Mallard emerges from her room, she does so as a "goddess of Victory," but her pleasure is very short-lived, as her husband walks through the front door and she dies of a heart attack.

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The Joy That Kills

The Joy That Kills The omniscient narrator of “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin immediately informs the reader that the main character, Mrs. Mallard, suffers from heart trouble thus revealing to her the tragic news of her husband has to be done with great care.


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The joy that kills
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