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During the realism unit one finds that the unexpected is around one at all timesand The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin reminds one that life is unpredictable and full ofsurprises It was a regular day for Mrs Mallard when the news of her husband BrentlyMallard came Mr Mallard was one of the many occupants on the train during therailroad disaster Life seemingly would not be the same for Mrs Mallard who has a heartdisorder or would it be This short story displays the stages of unpredictable life thatcan be full of sorrow happiness and surprisesFirst Mrs Mallard was heart broken after the news of her husbands untimelydeath How can one take such news that is so unpredictable and unbelievable To besure it was not until she received the second telegram that officially confirmed the deathof Brently that she was able to completely apprehend what had happened She sat withher head thrown back on the cushion of the chair quite motionless except when a sobcame up into her throat and shook her as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues tosob in its dreams Mrs Mallard reacted much like anyone going through such an awfulexperience possibly in shock and set herself into shut down mode Whats more MrsMallard was once a repressive strong and happy woman and now there was a dull starein her eyes whose gaze was fixed away off yonderWhen she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly partedlips She said it over and over under her breath free free free Mrs Mallardsbitterness grew with every passing moment Furthermore embedded memories began tocross her mind and she could only see herself and her selfishness In addition she saw thisunexpected death as a way to set her free She would no longer live for Brently or hisneeds but only for herself with no string attachments to hold her back Mrs Mallard hadloved Brently but only sometimes and felt
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