Emotion and Kate Chopin Essay

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Through observing the author's diction in the passage, we can see Kate Chopin wrote this story to give readers a vivid picture on how things can affect you and make your heart become very ill. Something was told in this story and it had a great affect on a lady named Mrs. Mallard. She feels grief, freedom, and then grief again within the story.When Mrs. Mallard hears the news about her husband she suddenly felt grief. She has great pain about hearing about her husband. “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms”. In this quote you can see how Mrs. Mallard cries and how she abandons herself from the news. She also sits alone in room and looks out the window where she is “pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and reached into her soul”. This shows that physically the death is making her tired which also affects her soul and is taking a toll on her. Kate Chopin’s diction helps readers get a better understanding on what emotions Mrs. Mallard is feeling. She uses words like crying, faintly, motionless, and dull.Mrs. Mallard suddenly changes tremendously wants this sinks in her head. She suddenly begins to say “free, free, free!” These words show that she has opened her eyes to see that she can begin her a new life. Readers may think from her saying this that her marriage may have been bad, she wasn’t happy being with her husband, or she was locked down and couldn’t live her life how she wanted. The ways her eyes change from terror to them staying bright and keen shows a sign of relief and joy she feels. Kate Chopin states “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself”. This quote shows us that all along while being married Mrs. Mallard had no life of her own she was living her life for someone else. Now that she thinks her husband is dead she is free to do what she wants and likes to do. Mrs. Mallard acted like an emotional