Whether It Was a Joy That Killed Louise: Analysis of Kate Chopin’s the Story of an Hour
In her fictional tale Chopin describes the experience of Louise Mallard, a young woman …show more content…
Final details that strengthened my sense of the happy state of Louise’s soul were at the moment when she opened the door to her sister. Chopin writes that “there was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of Victory.” It seed to me clear that Louise felt as if the struggle of her life was over and she had won.
After all of the Chopin’s eloquent descriptions it was so easy to conceive what feelings and thoughts rushed past joyful Louise at the moment when she saw her husband entering the front door safe and sound. All of her hopes and dreams about her happy future destroyed due to the fact she would be still a wife. Just as Josephine was wrong about what Louise was going through in her bedroom, the doctors were wrong by concluding that Mrs. Mallard died of “a joy that kills.” It was actual joy that Louise felt when she realized her husband was dead, and pain so great that killed her when Louise saw him walking through the