What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…

What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…

What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…

What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…

In Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs Mallard first cries at the news of her husband’s death:She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance.  She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. But her despair later changes.  The change comes upon her in stages:There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. When she realizes what the thought is that is “coming to her,” she whispers:  “…free, free, free.”  She thinks of “…a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely.  And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome.”She whispers again:Free!  Body and soul free!The progression that occurs in Mrs. Mallard’s mind is mostly revealed by the narrator in the form of Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts.  But she does use the above words to express her thoughts, as well.
What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…
What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…
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What was Mrs. Mallard’s first reaction to the news of her husband’s alleged death, and what words did she use to express her later feelings?This…
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