The Story of an Hour
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When the reality of her husbands death finally hit her all she could do was say "free, free, free" under her breath.
Free! Body and soul free
Due to the knowledge of Mrs.Mallard's heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death. Her sister, Josephine comforts her in this time of need.
Mrs.Mallard's husband and his dear friend, Richard were killed together in a tragic railroad disaster.
Your husband and I are alive
After hearing the sudden news, she bolted to her room and demanded no one to follow her. She sat down in her comfortable, roomy armchair and she could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were "all aquiver with the new spring life."
Josephine began getting worried from the isolation Mrs. Mallard was putting herself through. She insisted that Mrs. Mallard spend time with her. Without defiance, she clasped her sisters waist and together they went down the stairs.
As Josephine and Mrs. Mallard were walking the door opens and the news of her husbands death was proved incorrect and a honest mistake. Richard tries to protect Mrs.Mallard but breaking the news to her slowly aware not to surprise her fragile heart however it is too late.
When the doctors came into the room where she lyed dead, they said that she had died of a heart disease of the joy that kills from seeing her beloved husband acually alive.
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