In many ways, the fact that she dies at the end of simple “heart disease" (which the doctors think cam about as a result of her joy of seeing her husband) is symbolic of the “disease" of marriage.
Much like an affliction, she cannot feel free unless the agent, her husband, is no longer present.
When her emotions become overwhelming, so do the sentences and language.
“There would be no one to live for in those coming years; she would live for herself" begins the paragraph.
The fact that it affects her heart as opposed to any other portion of her body shows that her misery from this symbolic disease stems from something inside of her, not anything external.
For instance, in one of the important quotes from “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, it is clear that her husband loved her when his face is described as “the face that had never looked save with love upon her." Her own feelings of love in return are also minimally described and it is clear that she does not share his sentiments.Although there are many literary devices used in "The Story of an Hour", I have decided to write my essay on the use of Symbolism. Earlier in the week, we were visited by journalists who were interested in getting a closer look at the event here in Austin, TX.Spring days, and summer days, and all sorts of days that would be her own.” In conclusion, I think that the literary device symbolism had a great use in the story to help explain important parts in detail and give a more of a descriptive imaginary picture to readers. The use of Symbolism in “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin By Bridget De Bow English 1302 Central Texas College April 4th, 2013 The Story of an Hour Outline Thesis: I. There are no lively words, just a matter of fact, unemotional statement without the slightest hint of sadness.In fact, almost as though she suddenly realizes again that she doesn’t need to be sad—that marriage is an unhappy institution for her, she comes to life again through language and sentence structure as seen in a meaningful passage from “Story of an Hour” such as, “There will be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature." Phrases such as “powerful will" and “blind persistence" are much more descriptive and full of energy than any she uses to describe the fact that she had no one to live for.“She sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” The chair was comforting to her, where she left all the pain behind. Mallard felt something was coming to her but she did not know what. The descriptions of colors, scents, and sounds that filled the air were all new to her, possibly describing the new life she would have now that Mr. “Her fancy was running riot along those days ahead of her. The literary device symbolism is a technique used to represent ideas and events by using significant or important things that stand out in the story. A few things that stood out most in the story would be the comfortable chair, and Mrs. Other things used to represent symbolism in the story were the blue sky and the open window. Mallard had significant heart problems and this was stated in the beginning of the story. “There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair.” It states that after finding out the news of her husband’s death, she goes to her room and lets her body just sink into the chair.