Mallard finds out what happened she acts differently from most women in the same position, who might disbelieve it. In particular, American wives in the late nineteenth century were legally bound to their husbands' power and status, but because widows did not bear the responsibility of finding or following a husband, they gained more legal recognition and often had more control over their lives.
Mallard was exhausted by her marriage, not by the fact that she has learned that her husband has died.
Josephine informs her "in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Mallard's death to heart disease, where heart disease is "the joy that kills. Her Desire for Self-Determination But his death has made her see something she hasn't seen before and might likely never have seen if he had lived: her desire for self-determination.
Mallard sits motionless in her armchair by the window and looks at all the beauty of the outside world, occasionally sobbing. Her imagination has taken her on a riot.
It is known that he was quite far from the place where the accident had taken place. The writing style is quite simple but intriguing as well.
The latter emotion eventually takes precedence in her thoughts.