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    “The Story of an Hour” By Kate Chopin “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin describes the thoughts and feelings that are depicted in a single hour of the life of Louise Mallard after hearing that her husband has been killed in a railroad accident. As the story begins we are told that Mrs. Mallard is afflicted with a heart condition so the news of her husband’s death is broken to her gently by her sister. Mrs. Mallard’s initial reaction, upon hearing of her husband’s death is one

  • Story of an Hour

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    In the short story "The Story of an Hour", Kate Chopin describes an hour of a woman, a new widow seems to be who incidentally recognizes a new free life and enjoys it just in a short moment; one hour right after getting a news of her husbands death in an accident. She has everything and nothing all in the same moment "an hour." At the beginning of the story, we know that Mrs. Mallard has a heart trouble. Why the author builds the central character with a heart disease? The heart trouble of Mrs

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    The story of an hour Kate Chopin's 'The story of an hour' perceives this seemingly normal middle-class family with an extensive amount of colorful irony. Louise Mallard is a housewife who tries to lead the most standard life possible with her all-powerful husband.The many years of marriage has brought the feeling of emptiness and vacancy into the soul of Louise Mallard. Through her tribulations of marriage, releasing herself and setting both her body and mind free, and the deaths throughout

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    additionally, end up in a completely different circumstance than what we may have expected, making it not as obvious as we may have anticipated. This is a distinguishment between the appearance and the authenticity, and this is the case in “The Story of an Hour”. A story in which, freedom of women from an overlying and strict marriage was common in 1890’s. However, there is deeper level of something surprising yet interesting that happens, but yet it was the exact opposite of what the reader would expect

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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",,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 matter lightly. During the early twentieth century though it was quite different. In a time bent on the notion that when a woman reached a certain age, she should be married, Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'; brings a different idea to a world that was not close to changing anytime soon. Her story brings light to a fact that is fairly accepted by today's society, but was shunned during her time. Life before this time demanded that women should get married due to necessity. Most of America was

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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