The final chapter deals with "The Story of an Hour" and the presumably negative implications of the protagonist's matrimony, as well as her desire to be liberated and independent of her husband.“The Story of an Hour,” is a literary work written by Kate Chopin an author who in her written works continually examined women’s position in the 19th century.
In her work, she describes the plight of women residing in a patriarchal...
A clear and exalted perception enabled her to dismiss the suggestion as trivial.
She knew that she would weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead.
The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves.
There were patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window.
She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams.
She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength.
There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. She did not know; it was too subtle and elusive to name.
But she felt it, creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air. She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will—as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been.