Did Louise die of joy? What facts support your decision?

Did Louise die of joy? What facts support your decision?

Did Louise die of joy? What facts support your decision? I think that Louise died of joy because when she heard the news of her husband’s death she probably had felt happiness and being free for the first time in a long time. This story was published in 1894, this was probably the time when women did not have much freedom or even lived freely. And with the news of her husband’s death Louise is able to be free and have joy once in her lifetime. After hearing the news of her husband’s death, Louise’s goes to her room and sits facing the open window in a comfortable chair studying the nature outside the window. This probably meant she was trying to imagine her new life without her husband. As the author puts it, “She said it over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” Louise felt free and finally having freedom. Probably something she had never felt in a long time since this story was published in 1894. She now ramble on about that she loved him, but now she is happy and that show now has regained her freedom being that her husband had died. As the author puts it, “What could love (“?) count for in face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being!” Louise now has more a positive energy and vitality than ever, and even calls herself “Goddess of victory.” Through the news this was probably Louise’s greatest feeling of being free and having freedom, but when she spots her dead husband again Louis’s heart condition unstable, and she dies. But she dies of joy. The title “The Story of an Hour” describes the one hour she spends dreaming about her new life of freedom and that Louise live with joy with that hour until her death. So Louise died with joy. …


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