How is her grief expressed in the poem? - Coggle Diagram
How is her grief expressed in the poem?
The feminist in her evoked her desires, which she was not allowed to have.
"Free, free, free!"
This is important because the reader can see Mrs. Mallard’s progress though the grieving process; she is accepting her future without her husband
grief is represented through vivid descriptive language.
"paralyzed" verb to describe that she feels pained and saddened by husbands death.
"physical exhaustion that haunted her body"
Chopin presents lack of grief through structure.
"And yet she had loved him--sometimes"
the hyphen in the quote highlights the wife's instable love and her hesitance to feel sorrow, questioning if she truly loves him or not.
the overall structure of the text highlights the complexity of grief. She uses short, random paragraphs which highlights her inability to
The adjective "quick" shows how temporary her grief was towards her husband.
Chopin sets a tone of grief and melancholy through the death of a familiar presence.
"There would be no one to live for during those coming years;"
The adjective "coming" highlights the fact that she already predicts the upcoming grief she will feel. The fact that she starts to grief for herself, and how she will never be appreciated accentuates. This highlights the freedom that she feels is very unfamiliar to her which causes to rethink this joy she is feeling, almost as if she is coming with excuses not to be happy.
‘And yet she has loved him—sometimes. Often she did not. What did it matter!'
The adverb 'sometimes' used, indicates how the love she had for her husband was not as much as she should. It identifies the lack of love she has towards her husband, which is seen to melancholic as their relationship is forced. This is important because the reader can see Mrs. Mallard’s progress though the grieving process; she is accepting her future without her husband