In the manga Baroness Goes On Strike, the title character wakes up ten years ago in order to find herself in the same position she was in earlier in the novel. After a loveless marriage to a mercenary, Cassia is relieved to be free of her lifelong relationship. It’s a story that satisfies fans of historical fiction, but one question remains unanswered: can Cassia survive this fateful experience?
Baroness Cassia wakes up
In the episode “Baroness Cassia wakes up after going onto strike”, our heroine is wondering if she can leave the Society and find Ky. She has been trying to make a plan to find him but is unable to do so because the Society’s regulations don’t allow them to have photos. Cassia is also puzzled about the missing silver box that Xander gave her during the Matching Banquet.
Despite being a wealthy family, Cassia was raised in the lap of luxury. She struggled to live in modesty while looking after her children. Her husband seemed obsessed with acquiring her fortune. Cassia’s husband only had five dresses and two coats when she was first married, which made everyone see how unnoble she had been during her 27 years of life. When she finally wakes up, she is in a state of extreme disrepair and her face looks like a dried corpse. She is racked with multiple hematemesis.
Then she starts to imagine her life after death. At first, she imagined heaven. But the reality she imagined was hell. She thought she would wake up to a view of a bedroom ceiling. Cassia thought she would never see that man again, but luckily, she did. She prayed for God to make her last experience with him as pleasant as possible. But, she did not think she was going to see him again in this life.
She finds herself ten years in the past
In the first part of Baroness Goes on strike – ch 1, Cassia discovers that she has been transported back in time ten years. She has been diagnosed with a fatal disease, but survived for a month longer than she had expected. Zester has done more for her in her twenty-seven years than she ever thought possible, but Cassia still wishes she could live for herself. She entrusts the management of her estate to her butler, Paul.
She’s relieved that she’s finally free from her loveless marriage to her mercenary husband
After learning of her husband’s death, Louise looks out of her window. Her language foreshadows her ironic happiness at being free of her mercenary husband. She sees a patch of blue sky in between the white clouds. She hears birds singing and hears rain. Though she’ll miss him terribly, she can see many years of freedom ahead of her.
The woman has been dreading the day of her husband’s death, pressed down by physical exhaustion. Now, she sees new life – the rebirth of spring, the breath of rain, and the countless sparrows singing in the eaves. The title of the story suggests that the woman’s transition is fast and uncomplicated, but Chopin is trying to emphasize that marriage is a force that bends the will and represses women. Even though Brently Mallard was a good man, Louise knows that he loved her.
The setting in the novel is important for its theme. The window square symbolizes new life, while patches of blue sky symbolize freedom and happiness. The setting also contributes to the ending, as Chopin describes the character as a goddess of victory. Once she leaves her room, she is a completely different person from the woman she was before. The sight of her husband standing in her living room equates to her loss of freedom.