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In Kate Chopin's unraveling story The Story of an Hour, shows Mr. Mallard's union behind closed doors and at the public. Mrs. Mallard has only found out that her husband has passed off in an crash, and her sister fears that it is something that she will not be able to manage her failing heart. After she finds out she figure out from her sister, Josephine, Mrs. Mallard weeps a small but behind closed doors she adores the thought. She comes up with the idea she could be happy and free again. Mrs. Mallard get excited about the fact that she can now live her life as her own, but then something shocking happens. Her husband walks through the door, and she's beyond shocked, therefore shocked that her heart really gives out. The doctor said it was " of the joy that kills" (Chopin 58). Inside this narrative Chopin exhibits symbolism, the spring which reflects her new life and her new found joy, the armchair represents a place of rest and letting go of her old life, and the heart trouble that represents her the emotions of her marriage and the freedom being ripped away when Mr. Mallard returns, to show how Mrs. Mallard was oppressed and miserable in her marriage First, the sign of spring represents new life and new found joy. To Mrs. Mallard now that her husband has expired she sees a new future for herself. "Patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds" (57). This is the hope of new life though the last was dark. The sun peeking through the clouds demonstrates that even at the darkest moments there's still light, there's still hope of getting through everything regardless of the uncertainty that appears. She starts to consider his death and then she finds all the opportunities which are ahead of her. She desires...