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    The Story of an Hour 'The Story of an Hour' is one of Kate Chopin's most famous short stories. There is a great deal of marital instability in the story by Chopin because most of her well-known stories and novels deal with a woman who wishes for freedom or a marriage that is out of balance. In 'The Story of an Hour,' Chopin deals with an ironical twist; it is that the wife in the story, Louise Mallard, does not realize she is displeased with her marriage until she is told that her husband

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    The Story of an Hour The story of the hour is, to me, an interesting short story of the insight into the life thoughts of a woman struggling with a life that is proper and sociably acceptable and her own desires. Upon reading the opening passage “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death.” (1) The reader, in this case I, would understand quickly that the main character of the story, Mrs

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    The Story of an Hour In 1894, Kate Chopin wrote, "The Story of an Hour." In this fictional tale the author describes the experience of Louise Mallard, a woman with heart trouble, immediately after receiving news of her husbands death. Unlike the expected reaction, Louise actually has a moment of relief realizing the freedoms she now has, which were taken from her by an unhappy marriage. All the events of the story take place within an hour in Louise's home. In the final minutes of the hour

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    things over. In the story, she is described as a beautiful woman, one who seems to love her h... ... middle of paper ... ...erature. Ed. James E. Miller. Vol. 2. Austin: Harcourt Brace Jovanich, 1991. 487. Print. Lorcher, Trent, "Irony and Symbols in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin", WWW.brighthubeducation.com,NP,1/17/2012, 3/17/14 Free-Termpaper Editors. "Irony in the Story of an Hour," Free-Termpaper. N.P., 2005.Web.17 Mar. 2014 Craig, Alex. "Story of an Hour," Literary critique."

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    The story of an hour In the story of an hour, Kate Chopin’s focal point is on an American woman’s dramatic hour of awakening. Mrs. Millard lives a psychologically lethargic life because of the social situation during the nineteenth century. Josephine knows that her sister suffers from a heart condition so when Mr. Millard’s friend tells her about the news, Josephine breaks the news to her sister in “broken sentences and “veiled hints” (688). When she hears the news of her husband she is obviously

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    The Window the Woman and the Heart I read a story, after I finished reading it my mind was still reeling over what I had just read. Stories like this are quite impressive magnificent; they draw the reader into the story and leave them with a strong impact. How we interpret a text is in itself impressive, as every person is different, every interpretation is too. As I read “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, I could not help but notice that Kate Chopin uses the window to symbolize the future that

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    Analysis of “The Story of an Hour” In her story “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin (1894) uses imagery and descriptive detail to contrast the rich possibilities for which Mrs. Mallard yearns, given the drab reality of her everyday life. Chopin utilizes explicit words to provide the reader a background on Mrs. Mallard’s position. Chopin uses “She wept at once,” to describe Mrs. Mallard’s emotional reaction once she was told her husband had been “Killed.” Mrs. Mallard cared for and loved her husband;

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    divorce in America is one out of every five; the number of marriages that end in death is about eight hundred thousand per year. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is the tale of a married woman who finds herself on an emotional rollercoaster after learning that her husband was killed in a train accident, only to have him walk through the door within the hour. At first, she mourns the loss of her husband. However, as she realizes the breadth of the freedom she now possesses, this sadness soon transforms

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    The Story Of The Hour, by Kate Chopin, is about woman who struggles with oppression brought on by her husband and her secret desire for freedom. Mrs. Mallard doesn’t know how truly unhappy she is until she is told that he has died in train accident. The story is limited to a third-person point of view, but is not short on drama thanks to the structure and style of Chopin’s writing. Her theme of oppression is reveled by the irony of the story, in which she discovers a sense of freedom quickly after

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    feminine identity. In “the story of an hour”, Chopin emphasizes the gloomy and almost slave-like status that women had in society in the late 1800’s. Chopin’s main character in this story, Mrs. Mallard, symbolizes all women of that time and the choices and treatment they had to endure. A major indication of the suppression our protagonist endures can be seen when considering Mrs. Mallard’s identity. Chopin emphasizes the Male-dominate society in this time early in the story by simply only giving her

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