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Analyzing Symbolism in Story of An Hour

Summary: Analyzes "Story of an Hour," by Kate Chopin. Explores Chopin's use of symbolism in the story. Provides a character study of Mrs. Mallard.
"She knew that she would when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death, the face that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed gray and dead. But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely"(Chopin 15). When a couple gets married the vows state until death do they part, but Mr. and Mrs. Mallard took those vows literally. Mrs. Mallard and her husband's marriage seemed to have more problems than others. In Kate Chopin's essay "Story of an Hour", the author introduces several symbolic references to nature to illustrate Mrs. Mallard's mixed emotions in regards to her husband's unexpected death.

On the other hand, Richards's life seemed vastly different from that of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard. Richard's is living a wonderful life without the things Mrs. Mallard is...

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