The story of an Hour was written by the American writer Kate Chopin who was an author of short stories and novels. She is now considered to have been a precursor of feminist authors of the 20th century. The Story of an Hour is about a woman who suffers from the repression of her husband. This story reflects what Chopin felt toward the customs of the age. This story covers many ironic moments; besides, it shows the abuse which women suffered by their husbands.
When Mrs. Millard heard the terrible news, she did not wait to listen to the rest of the story. She was Shocked! She fell straight into her sister's arms and started to cry. After the shock was over she went into her room. She did not let anyone follow her. There she sat facing an open window looking into the spring sky. Mrs. Millard knew something was coming but she did not know what. Mrs. Millard mumbled out, "Free, free, free." She was relaxed after she had said that. But then again she knew she would weep again when she saw her husband's hand folded in death (burial).
Mrs. Millard loved her husband sometimes. She was still saying, “Free! Body and Soul free!" I think she wanting to be free of her husband; she was living for him and herself. Now that he is gone she is now living just for herself.
At the end of the story, Mr. Millard opens the door and is surprised by Josephine's cry. Mr. Millard did not have a faintest idea about the accident. With a quick motion, Richard tries to block the view of Mr. Millard to Mrs. Millard, but it was too late. The doctors said she died of a heart disease
A first ironic moment is shown up in the first part of the story when Josephine told her the news of her husband's death. Furthermore, Chopin says that Mrs. Mallard didn't act as many women would have acted. This is proved in the following quote "she didn't hear the story as many women have heard the same." Instead of being sad because of the news...