Monday, January 28, 2008

"The Story of an Hour" foreshadowing, Ironies

There are many examples of foreshadowing in the “Story of an Hour.” Right away in the first paragraph the author mentions Mrs. Mallards heart trouble. In paragraph four Mrs. Mallard feels it is necessary to rest, as it is noted she feels tired inside and out. In paragraphs five and six she is deeply observant looking outward and hearing things of life. In paragraphs eight through ten she is initially suspended in thoughts of looking outward and inward, she can only stare, she is feeling a range of emotions. Then she really begins sensing something approaching her that she wants to fight. I think this could very well be death. Her erratic breathing around this time could also be contributed to her heart troubles. In paragraphs eleven , twelve, and sixteen she is wrapped up and content with being Free. Body and soul free, which many of us including myself have imagined death to be like. Her perception and joy are heightened. I also have imagined myself that just before death things become clear, on a different level.
The entire poem was ironic, in that she felt a true desire to live just before her death. And although I could find the fore shadowing after reading the story I surely could not have guessed the ending.

13 comments:

Jaeda said...

Your analysis of this story is great. I never even thought about it like that. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks very helpful.

Polly said...

Your understanding on this story is really good, but I would have did it a little different.

Emily R. said...

You have it all wrong you are really NOT good at this.Go back to kindergarten!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Takeru said...

wth is going on in this comments section, this post was made 6 years ago

Emily R. said...

yeah 6 years ago but that does not make it good its terrible

Anonymous said...

This is really good! Thank you

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

people these days.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I read this and I thought it was done a good job. Emily R., i think that is very rude of you to write like that to a person, you might think it is not good, but you should consider others feeling when you write stuff like that to others.

Anonymous said...

nice job!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this! Very good job and those people criticizing don't know what they are talking about!