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Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

- In the late 1800s and early 1900s, gender roles were very specific. It was a male dominant society and women were considered subordinate; therefore, it was difficult for women to break free from their existing roles. Also in this time frame, classism, or discrimination based on class, existed. Louise Mallard, the protagonist in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” and Emily Grierson, the protagonist in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” are both characters living in the post-Civil War era, struggling to free themselves from the constraints society has placed upon them....   [tags: understanding oppression, literary analysis]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The Story of An Hour is an emotional rollercoaster that portrays social sanctions, struggles of women in the late 1800’s, and even death. During the 18th century women had very little education. Schooling and work was left to the men; any intention of a woman attending school or earning an income was looked down upon. Such restraints forced women to take care of the house, children, and any religious obligations while men were absent working to provide for the household. Kate Chopin’s thesis is throughout the late 18 hundreds women were stuck in controlling and emotionally detached relationships....   [tags: Woman, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The story of an Hour was written by Kate Chopin on April 19, 1894 and was published in Vogue on December 6, 1894. This short story describes a woman’s reaction to the news of her husband’s sudden death then following news that he is, in fact alive. The story demonstrates Kate Chopin’s beliefs regarding women’s roles in marriage and female identity. The events in the story play out in about an hour’s time, which justifies the story’s title. Chopin is making a justification about life and how it can be drastically changed in an instant, in this case in an hour....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Woman]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In the story of an hour, Kate Chopin uses many literary devices. Imagery, irony and symbolism makes the story interesting and the ending of the story raises many question came to my mind. How can such an event take so little time. What is the significant of that one hour. What does her heart trouble symbolize. These are some questions that came across my mind and the beauty of her writing is the symbolism and ironies she used and readers can have different interpretation. What inspires her to write the story....   [tags: Irony, Marriage, Personal life, Death]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The singer, Frank Sinatra, once sang a song that included the lyrics “[L]ove and marriage…It’s an institute you can’t disparage….” However, throughout the ages, both men and women have randomly disparaged the institute through many forums. Author, Kate Chopin is no exception. In her short story, The Story of An Hour, she presents a tale of a woman who receives news that her husband died in a railroad explosion and how she reacts to this devastating news. Concealed in symbolism, imagery, and metaphors, Chopin reveals her own aversion towards the institute of marriage through her protagonist, Mrs....   [tags: Emotion, Love, Marriage, Death]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin provides her reader with an enormous amount of information in just a few short pages through her short story, “The Story of an Hour.” The protagonist, Louise Mallard, realizes the many faults in romantic relationships and marriages in her epiphany. “Great care [is] taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death” (Chopin 168). Little do Josephine and Richards know, the news will have a profoundly positive effect on Louise rather than a negative one. “When she abandoned herself,” Mrs....   [tags: epiphany, mallard]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Like many authors, much of the inspiration for the characters and setting in Kate Chopin’s stories (in this case “The Story of an Hour”) are drawn directly from her own family, experiences and various homes. Thomas Dillingham quotes Emily Toth in an article saying that “[Chopin was] a writer committed to exploring problems and championing causes she had encountered during her life” (1). For instance, Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” share not only the similarities between the physical conditions and fate of the characters similar to herself and her family members, but also the themes of being trapped within marriage and society that she and her mother shared, and also the idea that only death...   [tags: Family, Marriage, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The Main Themes of “The Story of an Hour” In “The Story of an Hour”, Kate Chopin expresses many themes through her writing. The main themes of this short story are the joy independence brings, the oppression of marriage in nineteenth century America, and how fast life can change. The joy of independence is expressed over, and over again in this story. The first instance is when Mrs. Mallard is told about her husband’s death. At first she expresses lots of grief, but soon after when she is left alone in her room she realizes she is now an independent woman....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Discovery]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The Story of an Hour Analysis Kate Chopin narrates about the moment a woman with heart troubles has been informed her husband has passed away in a tragic railroad accident in “The Story Of An Hour”; she uses this story to give perspective into the conflicting mind of a married woman in the 1800’s. In her time period, women didn’t have the same liberties men had, by society they were expected to get married and be dependent on a man, become a house wife, and have their life revolve around their significant other....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Woman]

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Depiction Of Society By Kate Chopin

- Depiction of Society Throughout the month of October Mrs. Crane-Post assigned her class to read “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin. There are many topics and themes visible to audience throughout Chopin’s novel. One that reader can see more vividly is the depiction of society. The depiction of society means the way society is illustrated or demonstrates itself. For example, Kate Chopin’s, “The Awakening”, depicts an area in Louisiana where the people are wealthy. In the novel, “The Awakening” the author, Kate Chopin, depicts wealth by social stratification, their vacations and the people they are surrounded by....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Social stratification]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In 1894, when Kate Chopin sat down and wrote "The Story of an Hour", woman had a very set place in society. A woman was meant to get married, and take care of their husband and children. For a woman like Chopin to put words on paper showing that a woman can realize her self-worth without a man by her side was a rarity. The short story has become persuasive propaganda for female equity (Women and Language). Chopin shows how a married woman reacts to losing her husband through an unexpected accident and feeling abandoned, realizing that she can still go on without him because she has self-worth and does not need her husband to be happy....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Emotion, Wife]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a story about a widowed woman. Through the story, Chopin explains what emotions and what Mrs. Mallard is going through. Mrs. Mallard is told that her husband was killed in a wreck. She was overwhelmed with emotion and had to rush to her room to be by herself, the readers see a different side of Mrs. Mallard that no one knew she had. What her true emotions are is not what the readers are made to believe at the beginning. She is distraught by her husband’s death, but as she begins to think, she realizes she has something to be happy about too, but why is she happy....   [tags: Emotion, Short story, Woman, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is a late nineteenth-century Victorian work that highlights the oppressive state of women. Chopin’s text describes the emotional journey of Louise Mallard upon discovering the death of her husband. Through the uses of streams of consciousness, she reveals her inner thoughts about her new-found freedom as a widow. She discovers that her husband is alive, and she dies from a heart attack. Thus, Chopin uses her text to suggest a need for a critical assessment of the roles of women in society....   [tags: Gender role, Sociology, Victorian era, Gender]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Like in many tragically true stories, it would seem Mrs. Mallard 's freedom came too late. Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour” begins by introducing Mrs. Mallard as a person afflicted with heart trouble. The story builds on this by having Mrs. Mallard’s sister Josephine and her husband Richard explain the situation in a very sensitive manner. Their efforts would prove to be in vain however as Mrs. Mallard then proceeds to emotionally break down. The news shocks Mrs. Mallard to her very core and has her at odds with how she should feel now that all was said and done....   [tags: Thought, Mind, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- A male controlled every facet of a woman’s life in the Victorian Era; in marriage, it was the husband who held this control. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” it tells the story of an hour in a woman’s life as she experiences an emotional event. Louise Mallard is a woman who has been living under the control of her husband Brently Mallard in what she feels is an enslaved marriage. In the short story “The Story of an Hour”, Kate Chopin compels readers to sympathize with Mrs. Mallard by depicting her feelings as she learns the news of her husband’s sudden death....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Black-and-white films, Husband]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- When I first started reading "The Story of an Hour," Mrs. Mallard seemed to me as an old woman and as we are told in the very first line, “afflicted with a heart trouble.” to my surprised in the eighth paragraph when Chopin tells us that "She was young," but what was even more interesting to me was that she is described as having “a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression” which describes her as being too old for her age. “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin is a story about a woman, who is expressing hurt and sorrow toward the supposed death of her husband....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Woman]

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Irony Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Irony can often be found in many literary works. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is masterfully written full of irony. The characters of the short story, Mrs. Mallard, Josephine, Richards, Mr. Brently Mallard, and the doctors all find their way into Chopin’s ironic twists. Chopin embodies various ironies in “The Story of an Hour” through representations of verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. One of the first ways Chopin embodies various ironies in “The Story of an Hour” is the representation of verbal irony....   [tags: Irony, Fiction, Short story, Death]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- To pray without a hopeful heart is not praying at all. Breathing, yet not truly living today because of wishing for tomorrow, is not living at all. Alive, yet dead in spirit, Mrs. Mallard believes to have found her life after hearing that the life of her husband has presumably ended. From a bolted door to an open window, Mrs. Mallard perceives her husband’s apparent death as a release from the chains of marriage. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin breathes a glimmer of life into Mrs. Mallard through death....   [tags: Death, Life, Present, English-language films]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, the struggle for freedom is dominant. The main character, Mrs. Mallard, stands for a woman who is struggling internally and externally for freedom. After the sudden loss of her husband, Mrs. Mallard gets a taste of the freedom she was lacking in her marriage. Like Mrs. Mallard, women throughout history have struggled to find freedom and success away from their husbands. Chopin herself only became successful after the loss of her husband. In “The Story of an Hour”, Chopin shows women’s struggle for freedom during the Victorian period through Mrs....   [tags: Woman, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard, who is having heart troubles, receives the terrible news, from her sister and her husbands friend Richards, that her husband has passed away. Mrs. Mallard skipped incredulity and began to weep immediately, she went off to a room to be alone and as she stared out the window she pondered what would become of her life. She came to realize that this wasn’t the end of the world, and she felt free, she continued to repeat “free, free,free!” over and over....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Heart]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In the opening of this short story, “The Story of an Hour”, written by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Mallard is identified as a woman with “heart trouble”. Although it is never specified in the story as being strictly physical, “heart trouble” alludes to the emotional distress Mrs. Mallard is in at the time according to the heavy burden her marriage lays upon her and her freedom. After her husband’s tragic death in a railroad incident, Louise realizes that now without the weight of a husband upon her, she is free to live her life for herself and as is satisfies her....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Woman]

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A Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin

- Throughout time literature has been used to explain and to explore the very fiber of the human condition. Modern media has joined in on using its ability to reach a vast majority of people to show the Oppression of a second class citizen as shown in Kate Chopin’s “A Story of an Hour”. The modern media that can be seen expressing views related to the views expressed in Chopin’s short story is music. The song “Oppression” by Ben Haper shines the light on the oppression of people. The archetype “the oppressed citizen” is one that can be seen throughout history and society....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Oppression, Husbands]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In the 1890’s the roles of women in a marriage were very different then today. Chopin wrote her stories to point out the inequality within these marriages. In “The Story of an Hour” and “The Storm,” Kate Chopin takes these conventional roles of the time and turns them up side down. “The Story of an Hour” describes the death of a husband, and his wife, Louise Mallard’s reaction to the tragedy. In “The Storm”, a wife and mother, Calixta, has an affair with an ex-boyfriend during a particularly bad rainstorm....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Woman]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- After reading The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin, Daniel Deneau remarkably breaks down and analyzes the most intense aspects of the short story. Deneau acknowledges simple things such as “the significance of the open window and the spring setting” along with more complex questions including what Mrs. Mallard went through to achieve her freedom. He also throws in a few of his own ideas which may or may not be true. Almost entirely agreeing with the interpretation Deneau has on The Story of An Hour, he brings stimulating questions to the surface which makes his analysis much more intricate....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, The Story of an Hour]

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“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour is a brilliant short story of irony and emotion. The story demonstrates conflicts that take us through the character’s emotions as she finds out about the death of her husband. Without the well written series of conflicts and events this story, the reader would not understand the depth of Mrs. Mallard’s inner conflict and the resolution at the end of the story. The conflict allows us to follow the emotions and unfold the irony of the situation in “The Story of an Hour.” The story begins with the passage; “Knowing that Mrs....   [tags: Conflict Irony, Literary Analysis]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- In the history of the world, not every person of either gender or race had the same rights and freedoms. Discrimination has always been present in our history as humans: those who have been discriminated against many times in many different cultures are minority races and women. In the past, it was not much like it is today; in fact for example women didn’t even have half the freedoms they do today. Women got their rights, but not without a lot of effort, those who fought for their rights as women have always been known as feminists who sparked the feminist movement....   [tags: minority races, women, discrimination]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, it talks about marriage and a woman’s life in the 1800’s. This story illustrates the stifling nature of a woman’s role during this time through Mrs. Mallard’s reaction to her husband’s death. When Mrs. Mallard obtains news that her husband is dead, she is hurt after a brief moment and then she is delighted with the thought of freedom. This story shows how life was in the mid 1800’s and how women were treated around that time. Mrs. Mallard is the example of a typical housewife of the mid 1800’s....   [tags: freedom in death, story analysis]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin is a phenomenal writer, with two published novels and over one hundred short stories, not only does her writing style keep the reader intrigued, but also the setting, dialect, and history behind her work tell a story all its own. Chopin uses contrast in her writing "The Story of an Hour" through the hints about the quality of Mr. And Mrs. Mallard 's marriage, Mrs. Mallards emotions toward her husband 's death, and Mrs. Mallards death to emphasize her theme of gender roles in a time when women had no rights....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffrage, Irony, Love]

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- Marriage is seen as one of the most beautiful things that two people can agree upon. Marriage is where two people who are in love agree to commit to be together through thick and thin for the rest of their lives. Although marriage is a very beautiful moment in life it does not necessarily mean that the people in the marriage are happy. In American society marriage comes across a very beautiful moment but also it comes across of a tie down. In American society many people feel that in marriage you are not free or you will no longer be able to do anything you prolong wanted or simply you cannot be yourself....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Emotion, Husband]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- During the 19th century, it was traditional and common sense that women were subordinate to men in terms of status and opportunities. Women had no rights and men dominated their lives and everything in it. However, Kate Chopin, a woman herself, writes a story about an ill woman who yearns to be free from her husband’s grasp. Chopin’s short story, “The Story of an Hour”, written in 1894, can best be understood by considering the cultural and historical background, the author’s life, the irony, symbolism, and other literary devices within the story, and the final insight the story leaves the readers to reflect on. An insight into “The Story of an Hour” can be perceived by examining the cultur...   [tags: symbolism, women, oppression]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour, was written in 1891, a time when married women were essentially the property of their husbands. Women were considered inferior to their husbands. All they were good for for was cooking, cleaning, and caring for their children. Thier opinions and desires often went unheard. The Story of an Hour is centered on a woman, Mrs. Mallard, who has just received the news that her husband was killed in a trainwreck. Mrs. Mallard reacts in the same way any woman would, in fact she is so consumed with grief that she retreats to her upstairs bedroom....   [tags: Death, Life, Woman, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- During the 19th century, gender roles in the American society were extremely different in comparison of the roles in the 21st century. Only men could enjoy true freedom, freedom to work in factories, shops, military, vote, etc., while women were left at the house to oversee the domestic duties that once belonged to servants. What this means is that women were not truly free; free to voice their opinion, to work alongside of men, earn pay, and even vote. They were expected to be excellent housewives and nothing else....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Marriage]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin,, a 19th century writer, lived a time where as a married woman she did not have the right to vote, own and hold land, or control any wages that she might earn. Chopin lived her entire life in a society which deemed her and all women inferior to men. So it is no surprise that after her divorce, Chopin spent her life writing novels of women who freed themselves from the institution that had taken away her rights. In her short story, “The Story of an Hour”, Chopin describes Mrs. Mallard, a young woman who discovers that through the death of her husband, she has been freed from the servitude and subjection of her nineteenth century marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Husband]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- “She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will” (Chopin 15). At this moment was when the main character in “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard, began to recognize that it was not so disastrous that her Husband, Mr. Mallard, died in a railroad disaster; beginning to feel a sense of freedom in her life that she had never felt before. In this story by Kate Chopin, the overcoming theme is identity and selfhood, which, Mrs....   [tags: Irony, Fiction, The Story of an Hour, Death]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- When people think of marriage the first though that may come to mind is the concept of love. The idea that a new life will begin for that happy coupe; a life full of love, compassion, affection, and joy. The union or marriage between two people is supposed to signify the commitment of always being there for one another; through the ups and downs. In this piece of literature Kate Chopin contradicts this theory. “The Story of an Hour” proves that is a great piece of literature for its amazing theme, the author’s use of symbolisms, and its use of irony....   [tags: Love, Marriage, LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- As a student on the Student Academics Committee, I realize that many English professors may struggle when deciding what readings, they should assign for their students. Choosing reading material is hard work because not only do you want the material to be interesting for your students you also want to make sure the reading connects to your lessons purpose or main idea. So, I recommend that you include the short story, The Story of an Hour in your syllabi for next semester. While reading The Story of an Hour I was very interested and enjoyed every minute of this story....   [tags: Irony, Fiction, Marriage, Short story]

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The Life Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Throughout history women have pioneered their way into occupations that were once occupied solely by men. Not surprisingly, many achievements have come from women challenging and stepping out of their expected social roles. Today most women are free to voice their opinion and express themselves in every aspect of their lives, including their marriage. It was not long ago when women were deprived of this freedoms. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin Mrs. Mallard has been informed of the death of her husband....   [tags: Marriage, Gender role, Adultery, Human sexuality]

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- If there was an award for the woman with the biggest roller coaster of emotions in one hour, it would go to Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. Mrs. Mallard goes from content to devastated, to overjoyed, to shocked over her husband’s death. Although Mrs. Mallard’s emotions are running wild, “The Story of an Hour” is enjoyable, entertaining, and an attention grabber because of the character’s varied emotions, outrageous plot twist, descriptive imagery, and irony. A common feeling when a spouse loses his or her significant other is devastation like Mrs....   [tags: Fiction, Literary technique, Plot, Feeling]

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Developing The Storm by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin, born as Kate O'Flaherty, was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the third of five children, and was the only child in her family to live past the age of twenty five. Because Chopin grew up during the Civil War, she was separated from her one friend Kitty Garesche, who she had met at the Sacred Heart Academy. Chopin's family held slaves and supported the South. Since St. Louis was a pro-North city, the Gareshe's were forced to move. In 1870, Chopin married Oscar Chopin, who was the son of a wealthy cotton-growing family in Louisiana....   [tags: writer, conflict, nature]

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The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin

- In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the author uses many conventions in this narrative short story such as character development, plot control, and irony. By using these conventions, she is able to captivate the reader in an interesting yet twisted short story. Chopin wrote this story intentionally making it seem realistic. Realistic writing uses common occurrences, controversial topics in society, and character interactions. Usually this style of writing is very ironic just like “The Story of an Hour”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Marriage]

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- The Woman that Fell in Love with Joy Do you consider moral to find happiness and joy in the death of a loved one. In what way would you react if such instance happened to you. Would you mourn or find peace, would you walk in sadness or walk in freedom. In the short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, she tells the story of Mrs. Louise Mallard being told that her husband, Brently Mallard has died in a train accident. Mrs. Mallard felt the grief and sorrow weigh heavy upon her as she made it up the stairs to her bedroom, where she went to be alone....   [tags: Happiness, Love, Marriage, Debut albums]

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- The Woman that Fell in Love with Joy Do you consider moral to find happiness and joy in the death of a loved one. In what way would you react if such instance happened to you. Would you mourn or find peace, would you walk in sadness or walk in freedom. In the short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, she tells the story of Mrs. Louise Mallard being told that her husband, Brently Mallard has died in a train accident. Mrs. Mallard felt the grief and sorrow weigh heavy upon her as she made it up the stairs to her bedroom, where she went to be alone....   [tags: Happiness, Love, Marriage, Debut albums]

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Freedom And Confinement By Kate Chopin

- The Power of Freedom Freedom for women in the 19th century was unheard of; it was scoffed at, thrown away, and rebuked for a great while. With this being said, it is clear that the main theme of “The Story of an Hour,” written in 1894, is freedom and confinement: two opposites to emphasize the inequality of a world that was in a state of men over women, not just men and women. To convey her aggressive contention, however, Chopin had to employ some regular tools of literature. Although the setting can be overlooked in such a brief story, it emphasizes the theme by bringing new detail and meaning to the story....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In her short work “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin alludes to the lack of freedom women had in her lifetime, particularly those who were married. The tale cleverly employs a theme of liberation through the use of metaphors, symbols, and careful language. Chopin herself grew up in a home with and was raised by three independent women who were all widows. In the story, this autonomy projected onto a female whose husband is recently deceased is used to contrast the apparent shackles of married life for a woman in this time....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Woman, Husband]

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- Kate Chopin’s short story "The Story of an Hour," utilizes superb symbolism and elucidating points of interest with a specific end goal to differentiation Mrs. Mallard 's everyday and dreary life. Chopin utilizes symbolism and expressive subtle elements to differentiate the rich conceivable outcomes for which Mrs. Mallard longs with the dull reality of her regular life. The main theme of this story is “the quest for identity” because Louise’s sudden self-discovery shows that she had been seeking her own identity in a male-dominated world at the time....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Death, LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Buried Secrets In these two stories, hidden feelings play a big role in both characters lives. Langston Hughes, the main character of “Salvation”, brings to light the importance of hidden secrets. In a similar way, Kate Chopin, achieves her goal of explaining how hidden feelings can change the view from a family 's’ point of view. Its interesting to see how a family can think well about each other but really be hiding secrets, or feelings. In a family structure it 's normal for one to grieve when a member dies but, in “ The Story of an Hour,” by Kate Chopin, it 's a different story....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Feeling]

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- Kate Chopin, author of “The Story of an Hour” written in 1894 was the first author who emphasized strongly on femininity in her work. In the short story, Chopin writes about freedom and confinement Chopin is an atypical author who confronts feminist matter years before it was assumed. The time period that she wrote in women were advertised as a man’s property. The main idea in the short story is to illustrate that marriage confines women. In “The Story of an Hour” the author creates an intricate argument about freedom and confinement Mrs....   [tags: Short story, Marriage, The Story of an Hour]

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- Kate Chopin writes an impressive short story titled “The Story of an Hour” about a woman who begins to live the very moment word is heard that her husband has died. Most would see this as an insensitive way to react to such a tragedy. In a state of emotional distress at the initial hearing of the news, Louise Mallard begins to cry for two reasons; her emotions are drowning in agony and she is also aware that it is expected of her to react in such a way. However, once she is able to sneak away from those who are looking for her reaction, she is overcome with an intense amount of joy because she feels that she is finally free from the shadows of a man....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Wife, Emotion]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Sometimes emotions are hard to recognize especially when it comes to love. This point is made throughout “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and also throughout story “Ind Aff or Out of Love in Sarajevo” by Fay Weldon. Love is not always what it seems to be in both “Ind Aff or Out of Love in Sarajevo” and “The Story of an Hour.” In Kate Chopin 's “The Story of an Hour,” the scene is set during the Industrial Revolution. A time when girls were married off at early ages and were only seen as a means to pass on the family name....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Heart disease]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- “The story of an hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin on 1894. It narrates the story of a woman called Louise who was married to a man called Brently Mallard. A friend of Mr. Mallard arrived to the house afraid of telling her some terrible news about her husband. Apparently he was involved on a train crash and this friend knew about the ill heart condition of Mrs. Mallard. Both her sister and her husband’s friend were aware that the news about Brently’s death could be mortal for Louise, and they did not know how to tell her the outcome of this terrible accident....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Female, Gender]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- "Introduction to Literature" has been a most enjoyable course. I am an avid reader and have always been fond of it. In the past, however, my selection of books for reading was very limited due to the fact that my interests lie in the "epic fantasy" genre. I have found a deeper appreciation of the literary works through this course and have opened myself to different types of it. I was shown a variety of works that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, from short stories, to poems, and dramas, and every single one, I 've come to appreciate as art....   [tags: Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Accept]

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Feminism in the Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin boldly uncovered an attitude of feminism to an unknowing society in her novel The Awakening. Her excellent work of fiction was not acknowledged at the time she wrote it because feminism had not yet come to be widespread. Chopin rebelled against societal norms (just like Edna) of her time era and composed the novel, The Awakening, using attitudes of characters in favor to gender, variations in the main character, descriptions and Edna's suicide to show her feminist situation. Society during Chopin's time era alleged women to be a feeble, dependent gender whose place laid nothing above mothering and housekeeping....   [tags: gender, society, suicide, feminism]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- As the title puts it, “The Story of an Hour” takes place in the span of an hour. The title of the story also shows the possibility of occurrences within a single hour. This story is mostly centered around one woman, Louis Mallard. In conventional circumstances, death brings sorrow, grief, seclusion, guilt, regrets, along with other feeling depending on the cause of death. In “The Story of an Hour”, sorrow and grief are a product of the recent happenings, however, these feelings are coupled with joy and independence....   [tags: Short story, Life, Feeling, The Story of an Hour]

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- “Story of an Hour” Analysis Women are expected to get married to a man and follow his every order, even if that means living in his shadow, right. Kate Chopin writes about a woman who experiences this, but once her husband dies, she is given the sense of freedom that comes with being an independent woman. Even though most short stories don’t usually have any “beating around the bush,” they include many elements that can affect its analysis. “The Story of an Hour” may be short, but has many underlying details that add to the depth of the story....   [tags: Woman, Short story, Fiction, Plot]

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- Death Becomes Her “The Story of The Hour” by Kate Chopin is about a young lady who battles with the suffering brought on by her seemingly unhappy marriage and the freedom she secretly desires. The protagonist in the story, Mrs. Mallard, does not realize how unhappy she truly is until she learns that her husband is dead. Even though the story is written with the limit of third person point of view, it does not lack the structure of dramatic irony to keep the reader wanting more. The author’s use of oppression is shown by the irony in the story, especially when Mrs....   [tags: unhappy marriage, freedom]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Chopin, Kate. “The Story of an Hour.” The Norton Introduction to Literature. Kelly J. Mays, ed. Portable 11th ed. New York: Norton, 2014. 278-280. Print. This is a short story by Kate Chopin where a young wife is thought to live wonderful house, with her husband. The appearance of a happy marriage to outsiders, is not what actually is happening inside the home. The main character Louise learns of her husband’s death and even though she is upset about his untimely demise, she finds herself elated about being free for the first time in her life....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- “The Story of an Hour” expresses the difficulties of being a women in the late 1800’s in South America due to the issues of gender inequalities. This story, written by Kate Chopin, who was a married woman in late 1800’s, provides the perspective of a young married women who has limited freedom and is largely controlled by her husband. Throughout this story gender norms are clearly displayed in different ways. One clear example is when Mrs. Mallard, the protagonist, is expected to act a specific way when she hears the news of her dead husband, yet she feels the extreme opposite....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Wife, Woman]

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Analysis on The Awakening by Kate Chopin

- At times, we come to find a place in our lives where we struggle to find ourselves, to become who we are as individuals. What hinders this discover is different for all of us, and what we do to overcome what hold us back is up to us. This conflict is clearly identifiable through the character of Edna Pontellier in The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Throughout the text, we watch as Edna first oblivious to the possibility beyond the life she currently has, and as events or people in her life begin to trigger this “awakening” inside her, we see her grow into the person she wants to be, instead of the person she has to be....   [tags: edna, pontelliers, obstacles]

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Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” tries to shed light on the conflict between women and a society that assign gender roles using a patriarchal approach. Specifically Margaret Bauer highlights, that most of Chopin’s works revolves around exploring the “dynamic interrelation between women and men, women and patriarchy, even women and women” (146). Similarly, in “The Story of an Hour” Chopin depicts a society that oppresses women mostly through the institution of marriage, as women are expected to remain submissive regardless of whether they derive any happiness....   [tags: gender roles with a patriarchal approach]

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Symbolism Of The Storm By Kate Chopin

- In the short story “The Storm”, Kate Chopin expresses the right all women have to be sexually fulfilled, through symbolism Chopin uses an unfulfilled marriage and captivating affair to show that undeniable passion triumphs all understanding, as well as excusing the actions of Calixta to achieve that level of passion. The story takes place in late 1800’s in southern town, Bobniot and Bibi are at the store when a big storm hits the town. Calixta wife to Bobniot and mother to Bibi is at home waiting for them to return....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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- Louis Mallard finds out that the death of her husband would soon transpire to how she sees life. A short story “The Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin introduced Mrs. Mallard as a fragile women with heart complications who receives tragic news from her sister, Josephine. Mrs. Mallard grieving, she is heart struck over her husband 's death. The feeling of abandonment lead to recognizing her true feelings that dwelled within her that sent her emotions into a spiral. But instead of spiraling into depression and reminiscing past events with her beloved, Mrs....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Tears, Life]

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The Story of the Hour by Kate Chopin

- Short Story Analysis “The Story of the Hour” by Kate Chopin portrays an opposing perspective of marriage by presenting the reader with a woman who is somewhat untroubled by her husbands death. The main character, Mrs. Louise Mallard encounters the sense of freedom rather than sorrow after she got knowledge of her husbands death. After she learns that her husband, Brently, is still alive, it caused her to have a heart attack and die. Even though “The Story of the Hour” was published in the eighteen hundreds, the views of marriage in the story could coincide with this era as well....   [tags: short story analysis]

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The Story Of The Hour By Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s story “The story of the Hour” the author speaks about the illusion of freedom. The story reveals the challenges that Mrs. Mallard had to face with the undertaking of creating a new life, recuperating from being ill, and the emotional turmoil of her husband’s death. The initial grief of loss was replaced by elation that the marriage was over and the character was free. Despite the situation that leaves her uncertain of the newly found independence there was a sense of hope. This hope and the illusion was shattered by the husbands return and the death of the character....   [tags: Emotion, Accept, Chair, Death]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- "The Story of an Hour," a short story written by Kate Chopin explores the experiences of a woman 's reaction to the death of her husband. This narrative brings upon Louise Mallard a woman residing in 1894, who is thought to briefly believe she has lost her husband to a train accident. A close friend of the family’s brings the news of the death to her. Distraught and overwhelmed by a wave of grief, Mrs. Mallard poured from her eyes. A gloomy darkness swept her away from sanity for a few moments....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Husband, Black-and-white films]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Even with the advancement of women in society, their roles and societal expectations have not changed. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” are two stories with varied elements set in different periods in history, that show the role society has deemed as belonging to women. "The Story of an Hour" was written in the year 1894, almost a century before Kincaid wrote "Girl". However, despite the large gap in the times of the authors, a common theme emerges and that is the theme of the oppression of women and the role they are expected to assume in society....   [tags: Woman, Sociology, Gender role, Jamaica Kincaid]

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- Every person has his own self identity, which gives them the quality that makes them different from others. Some times though, people have different feelings at the same time, and that results of their disorder of self identity, “Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. When one or more of these functions is disrupted, symptoms can result. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s general functioning, including social activities, work functions, and relationships” (Dissociative Identity Disorder 1)....   [tags: Self, Identity, Self-concept]

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The Gender Of The 1950s By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin successfully challenged the stigma of the female gender in the culture of the 1940s, by daring to allow her main character, Mrs. Louise Mallard, to admit the thoughts she had immediately after the supposed death of her husband. These thoughts, which would be socially accepted in the current culture, were clearly ones that a good woman and loving wife would not have dared to express. From the beginning of the story Mrs. Mallard is portrayed as a woman who does not deny emotions as seen in this quote: “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Woman, Gender]

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`` The Storm `` By Kate Chopin

- “The Storm” by Kate Chopin states that societies should not keep two people who have the potential for consummate love apart even though they may be divided by class because doing so would leave the two people unhappy and unfulfilled. In “The Storm,” the characters Calixta and Bobinot do not seem to be happy and fulfilled in the marriage. This inference can see this if we try to see how they fit in the Love Triangle created by Robert Sternberg which measures if two people have consummate love for each other....   [tags: Love, Triangular theory of love, Marriage]

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Kate Chopin: An Incredible Life

- Kate Chopin is a well-known American author who is known for her novels about women. Kate was born on February 8, 1880 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents were Eliza and Thomas O’Flaherty. When she was twenty-years old she married Oscar Chopin and they had six children, five boys and one girl. After her husband died she starting writing to support her family. Then from then on she was a writer. Kate Chopin strongly portrays the central themes of women’s lives, the experiences women go through, and women’s search to find themselves, based on her childhood and family background, the historical time period in which she lived in, her religious values, and her lifestyle choices....   [tags: Biography - Authors]

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- People may not understand but most have certain expectations of marriage and even of the death when a spouse is involved. Marriages in today’s society are expected to be full of joy and happiness. When a spouse passes, the other spouse is expected to mourn. But in Kate Chopin’s “Story of An Hour”, this story takes a different route and shows how a wife is not completely sad when her husband passes away. Generally in marriages people have a lot of different expectations. Marriage is a life changing decision for anyone who decides to get married....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Spouse]

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Kate Chopin : Beyond The Bayou

- One critic who agrees with these claims is Emily Toth, whom of which wrote an essay that was included in Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou. Toth states that half a dozen of Chopin’s main characters are suddenly widowed, and she wrote about these deaths as if it were cheerful for these characters to lose their husbands. Much like when Chopin lost her own husband. Chopin wrote in her diary that her husband’s death and the death of her mother is included in this, gave way for ‘real growth’ in her life and work....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Wife, Husband]

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Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

- ... While her sister and family friend are downstairs feeling sorry for her and thinking she is destroyed, Mrs. Mallard comes upon an unsuspected feeling that she is now “free.” Since this story was written in 1894, which was a very tough time to be a woman because women did not have much power or say in anything. Women around this time period lived in silence because they had no vice and they dared not once to speak out for themselves. “One of the most significant changes to American culture in the late nineteenth century was the shift in women's roles....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- One hour consists of sixty minutes that consists of 3,600 seconds. Within this small, meaningless amount of time a plethora of events, emotions, and experiences can materialize and just as quickly crumble and fade away. The literary work that I will critic is The Story of an Hour, written by Kate Chopin. This writing engaged me by drawing me into the struggle Mrs. Mallard had upon the realization of her impending freedom reminding me of the similar struggle I had during my first marriage. Critiquing this short story was completed with the Reader-Response approach....   [tags: Time, Story Analysis]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The Story of an Hour "The Story of an Hour" is a short story written by Kate Chopin on April 19, 1894, and originally published in Vogue magazine on December 6, 1894 under the title "The Dream of an Hour." It was first reprinted in St. Louis Life on January 5, 1895 as “The Story of an Hour.” This short story revolves around Louise, wife of Brently Mallard. Because of her heart trouble, Josephine, her sister, and Richards, her husband’s friend carefully inform Louise the news about her husband’s death....   [tags: Feeling, Emotion, Heart disease, Sadness]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Marriage is just what people do. They find a nice suitable mate and they get the government involved to make it official and contractual. Love doesn 't really exist unless it 's on paper, right. Many people jump into marrying someone simply because they like the idea of marriage at the time or because it is the socially acceptable thing to do be doing and not because they actually want a life-long commitment. For this reason, many marriages fail or one of the spouses ends up being terminally miserable as in The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Wife, Husband]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In “The Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard has a heart trouble. People think she will have a heart attack if they just tell her the truth. But after they tell her that her husband is dead, she unlike many women that with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance, she just weeps once and goes back to her own room and locks the door. But after she meditates for a while, she realizes that the death of her husband can bring her freedom. And a monstrous joy appears, she knew that there would be no powerful will bending her and she could be free no matter in body and in soul....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Death, Family]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Silence is a stinging harmony women in the nineteenth-century involuntarily sung. Considering this, Kate Chopin’s 1894 feminist merit “The Story of an Hour” features of a wife who is intolerant to the fact that she was silenced in a marriage; Mrs. Louise Mallard, a short-lived naive “widow” with heart trouble who dissects the news of her husband’s demise, slowly and eagerly registers that her dream of being free, an overwhelming emotion that delivers “monstrous joy,” is thanks to a death that should evoke long-term remorse....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Husband, Mind]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In the short story, "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, three ironies take this story on a roller coaster of portraying emotions and simple situations. One of the first ironies is the element that even though bad news has been received, a person may perceive it differently than what someone expects, and it displays that life goes on for other people. The second irony that I see is the statement that Mrs. Mallard is said to be still yet young, but a lot of the description lead you to believe that she has had a long hard torturous life with her husband....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Emotion, Death]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- A Woman’s Right to Freedom In the short piece of writing, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, we observe a woman’s distraught and unstable manner after the death of her husband. As the story progresses, Louise drastically changes from crying out in agony to finding a glimmer of hope and realizing that the death of her husband will give her a newfound freedom which she was never able to realize had existed. The conclusion made by the doctors in the story is that Louise dies from being overjoyed of her husband’s unexpected return, but in fact she actually dies of her prospect of a new life being shattered....   [tags: Death, Life, American novels, Joy]

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The Silk Stockings By Kate Chopin

- In the story “The Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin, the main character is named Mrs. Sommers. For some reason, Chopin never gives Mrs. Sommers a first name. In this semi-ironic story, Mrs. Sommers is a young mother with four kids that keep her pretty occupied, but one day she receives a good amount of money. Her marriage is not explained in a lot of detail, but it hints that the marriage itself is quite weak. This story that Chopin writes at the surface can be taken as a busy mother taking a day for herself, but it has a way deeper meaning than just that....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Gender]

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