Chopin describes a broad range of emotions throughout the story. In the end, what do you think really killed Louisa?
What really kills Louisa in the end is discovering, just at the moment she is grasping freedom for the first time in her life, that her husband is still alive. The thought that her freedom to be her own person has been snatched away from her is too overwhelming for her to bear.
Louisa is at first shocked and grieved...
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