Kate Chopin “The Story of an Hour”
After standing at the door for a couple of seconds everyone left standing in the house Josephine, Richards, the doctors, and Brently Mallard all looked over the dead body of Mrs. Mallard.
They were staring at her grey hair, wrinkly looking skin, and there was a light scent of death coming off her body they all could smell. After a few minutes Brently Mallard began crying and said, “I never wanted anything like this to happen to my wife and it is your fault Richards for making her assume I was dead.” Brently and Richards were staring at each other with Brently’s face full anger. Before Richards could form words on his lips to explain himself there was a loud smack. It echoed through the whole house, this was the sound of Brently’s hand going across Richards face. Richards began putting his fists in the air to fight Brently Mallard. Josephine said, “We don’t need anymore people getting hurt today” and explained to Brently Mallard that Richards thought he was telling the truth about the accident.
Brently began crying, and with the way his face looked everyone could tell that he loved his wife very much. He explained that he knew her hart was bad but did not expect for her to die today. He also then realized how close friends him and Richards were, and then apologized for hitting him. Josephine explained to Brently Mallard that his wife sat upstairs in the room thinking about him the whole time that he was gone, and now what she would need is a moment of silence for her passing and they all agreed.
When they had finished it, the doctor decided it would be best to take Mrs. Mallard to the hospital. Brently said that he would go outside and get the transportation ready and him and Richards would load up the body. Brently went back outside and Josephine and Richards started hugging each other, to ease the pain of the death that just happened. Then they started to hear Brently cursing outside and they...