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The Story Of An Hour
Transcript of The Story Of An Hour
Emotional and Demonstrative
When she hears the news about her husband’s death, instead of being paralyzed with shock she begins weeping immediately in front of everyone. She tells everyone how she is feeling and reacts dramatically to anything that happens to her.
She has been dependent on her family for everything needed to live. Josephine and Richard came to her at once to assist her after her husband’s death. Everyone is always looking out and taking care of her because of her sickness. Attributes of Brentley Mallard
Kind and Loving
Louise says about Mr. Mallard, “the face that had never looked save with love upon her,”
This phrase means that whenever he looked at Louise his face displayed his love and he never bothered to hide it. This feeling must be very powerful if Louise could tell just by looking at him how he was feeling. Also Louise cries a lot when he dies and thinks highly of him in her thoughts even though he tied her down. She would only feel this way if she felt loved by him.
A Good Friend
Richard Mr. Mallard’s friend and co-worker came to Louise as soon as he heard the news of his death, Obviously if Mr. Mallard had behaved badly with Richard he wouldn’t have reacted this way. He left his work and whatever he was doing to assist his friends wife, which means he must have had a strong bond and friendship with Mr. Mallard Quotes “when the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.” “She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long. It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long.” It was the joy that killed her