It is one of the few stories Kate Chopin sets before the war. He has been aware all along of what the letter at the end of the story says. When I looked up, I observed that many people in front of the sign were darker than many of those behind it. This is an amazing story.
Certified Educator [eNotes editors are only permitted to answer one question per posting. Additional questions should be posted separately. This is not the case at all. One of the things that makes this story so masterfully written is that Chopin is able to stun One of the things that makes this story so masterfully written is that Chopin is able to stun the reader in a few short pages: Louise Mallard hears that her husband has been killed in a train wreck.
She is told in the kindest way possible and breaks down immediately, crying in her sister's arms. However, it is not until she retires to her room, with time to think, that she begins to see the world in a completely different way, one that she fights off at first, defending her psyche against ideas that she initially rejects.
Note that it in this Victorian society, women belonged to their husbands: Louise is like most women of her time: She has never longed for individuality—in fact, the story suggests that she has never considered that such a thing exists.
Before anything else, we are told about Louise's health: Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death.
This sets the mood: Mallard has serious health issues. She is nearly an invalid. The mood is how the reader is made to feel.
However, the tone —how the author feels about his or her subject—will not become apparent until her epiphany. Louise goes to her room, looking out the window and resting.
She is a young woman whose face has "lines [that] bespoke repression and even a certain strength. She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will After she deals with her husband's death, she sees a line of years of freedom ahead that she would never have had if Brently had lived There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature.
A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime Body and soul free! Coming down the stairs, she witnesses the door opening on her husband's disheveled form: When the doctors arrive Here, then, is the tone.
Louise died because she could not face a life without her newfound freedom. Her patriarchal society would say she died because she was overjoyed to see Brently still alive.Full online text of The Open Window by Saki. Other short stories by Saki also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors.
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Frédéric Chopin: Frederic Chopin, Polish French composer and pianist of the Romantic period, best known for his solo pieces for piano and his piano concerti.
Although he wrote little but piano works, Chopin ranks as one of music’s greatest tone poets by reason of his superfine imagination and fastidious craftsmanship.
Tone of Chopin's The Story of an Hour. Kate Chopin's The Story of the Hour tells the story of one woman's reaction to her husband's supposed death.
Her friends treat her as if she is very fragile and will fall apart at the news of her husband's death. However, in private, she is joyful at the opportunity to live her life without him.5/5(3).
Tone of Chopin's The Story of an Hour Kate Chopin's The Story of the Hour tells the story of one woman's reaction to her husband's supposed death. Her friends treat her as if she is very fragile and will fall apart at the news of her husband's death. However, in private, she is joyful at the opportunity to live her life without him.