When Mrs. Mallard reflects that, "It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long," she becomes aware of the irony that she
now desired something she had previously feared.
Why does Mrs. Mallard refuse her sister Josephine's offer to keep her company?
Mrs. Mallard needs privacy to confront her true feelings.
What is the meaning of the following passage from the story?
She now understands that imposing your own will on someone is a crime, no matter whether the intention is cruel or kind.
After the initial storm of tears, Mrs. Mallard's response to the news of her husband's death is motivated largely by a wave of
Why is Richards so concerned about "bearing the sad message" to Mrs. Mallard himself?
He knows she won't believe the story unless he confirms it.
What is the best reason for considering the title "The Story of an Hour" ironic?
In the title, the "story" actually refers to that of Louise's life.
Which vocabulary word best suggests Mrs. Mallard's emotional state regarding her marriage before she hears of her husband's death?