The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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Explain the symbolism of the blue sky, both in her reminiscence as a young girl and now, as she looks out the window.

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Shortly after Mrs. Mallard receives the news of Brently's death, she locks herself in her room and begins to reflect on how her life has significantly changed for the better. She proceeds to sit in a comfortable chair facing an open window and looks at the trees quivering with new spring life. The smell of rain is also in the...

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