Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Discussion Board Question In my opinion, the story of an hour by Kate Chopin was the best weekly reading selection. The story is centered on freedom of a woman from a restrictive marriage. The most appealing quality of the story is its use of irony since Mrs. Mallard is self-centered, lack maturity and is a victim of her jactitation. Additionally, the story makes one question their comprehension of love and courtship. This paper will address the human emotions that the story of an hour appeals. When Mrs. Mallard is informed of her husband’s death, she crumbled due to the forceful impact of emotion. Earlier, Mrs. Millard barely lived believing there was no reason for her existence when she said: “It was only yesterday Mrs. Millard had thought with a shudder that life might be long” (Chopin). The news made her have an outburst of sorrow: “She wept at once with sudden, wild abandonment” (Chopin). Mrs. Mallard appears different from other women since she does not refuse to accept the pain associated with loss. On the contrary, she is awakened from her passiveness by an irrepressible deluge of emotion. The “storm” that reaches into soul eventually saves her from the toleration of a meaningless life, as it becomes the impulse for the enlightenment that leads to her new freedom (Beer). In that one hour, Louise not only envisions a new identity with her freshly aroused emotions. Chopin shows how feelings have created the moment of enlightenment by playing up the link between her eyes and her emotions: “The vacant stare and the look of terror...went from her eyes. They stayed keen and bright” (Chopin).