From the four readings, this particular short story stood out to me the most. Unfortunately in life sometimes we meet the right people at the wrong time, this can cause a tragic love story such as Mrs. Mallard. Given the news that her husband had passed away she wept, but realizing the bigger picture, freedom, she actually seemed pleased with the news she had just received. The title itself is symbolic, because it basically sums up what the story is about. Her joy figuratively lasted an hour, but it literally killed her seeing her husband knocking at her front door. Closing any door of her hope of freedom.