She fell down when she saw her husband come back.
She's dead because of heart disease of joy.
There were patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled
There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of victory.
Figurative Language personification and
Window Literal: an opening wall of a building. Connotation: her husband whom restricts her freedom. Outside of the window Literal: the world outside of the window. Connotation: Mrs. Mallard's dream, her own world.
Author's purpose In this novel, the author expresses her discontentment of the women's right. She talks about Mrs. Mallard's miserable experience to reflect the circumstances of women who try to break the patriarchal society and be independent. She wants the readers to feel the unfairness of our society and hopes the situation can get better.
The back ground of the author Kate Chopin, was an American author of short stories and novels based in Louisiana. She is now considered by some scholars to have been a forerunner of American 20th-century feminist authors of Southern or Catholic background, such as Zelda Fitzgerald. Her major works were two short story collections: Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897).