Mrs. Mallard's sister Josephine found her sister's husband was reported death by a newspaper.
Mrs. Mallard has a heart trouble, her family was afraid to tell her the news of her husband died. Her sister Josephine and a friend of her husband, Richards, were there with her.
Mrs. Mallard crie in her sister's arm and then she went to her room alone.
She sat on an armchair facing the open window, she looked at the open square before her house and started to realize something.
Mrs. Mallard found that she is free now, no one can control her anymore. Her sister begged her to open the door.
Louise, open the door! I beg; open the door--you will make yourself ill. What are you doing, Louise? For heaven's sake open the door.
Free! Free! Free! Free! Body and soul free!
Mrs. Mallard opened the door and went downstairs with Josephine, Richards was waiting for them there. However, something unreliable happened--Mr. Mallard came in and he was away from the accident. Richards tried to screen him from Mrs. Mallard's view but it was too late.