Story Of An Hour Symbolism

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“The Story of An Hour” has several examples of symbolism and hidden themes. It’s the short story of how a woman gains her freedom, and loses it all. The story begins with her sister, Josephine, trying to deliver the news of her husband’s untimely death smoothly. Mrs.Mallard heard the news she is numb with “paralyzed inability to accept its significance.” Louise Mallard had been in an oppressive relationship in which her husband suppressed her will. She had lived with heart problems this added even more stress to her life. I think Chopin created a motivational beautiful story with elements of irony, freedom, and oppression. First, I think the story was ironic in the end, she ended dying. After grieving, Mrs. Mallard comes to the realization