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· Plot: Standard plot. A woman who receive the notice of her husband's
death, and when she begins to felt freedom her husband appear again
and she can't accept it and fall died.
· Characterization: Few characters
a. Mrs. Mallard or Louise: Mallard's wife. Was afflicted with hearth
b. Josephine: Mrs.Mallard's sister. She was who told Mrs.Mallard the
notice about her husband death.
c. Richard: Mr.Mallard's friend. He heard about the notice about his
d. Brently Mallard: Mrs.Mallard's husband. He was supposed to be dead.
· Setting: The story takes place in Louise's house.
· Theme: I think we can't live in oppression because that doesn't let
us be free. We can find themes like the oppression by men, and women
· Point of view: The opinion or purpose of the author is to create
inside us a brainstorm, because he doesn't give a direct opinion of
the story or situation.
· Diction: It is simple to the reader understanding. The author used
an appropriate language for the time the story develop the plot or the
· Narrative techniques: He uses narration and dialogue. The author
makes use of the irony and the suspense. Also he used auditory for
example, the piercing cry.
The story of an hour
After I read, analyze and find the key elements of this short story I
can wrote down a few personal reflections of this great and suspense
short story. Firs of all, I like this particular short story because
kept me all the way long in suspense. Also because I hate long
stories, dramas and poems.
I think this story mention a very important point in all marriages of
all times. This point or situation is the oppression of men for women
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Like we all know this can't happened in any marriage because marriage
means, bring, give and receive love, not to gave orders and violence.
Certainly I don't expect the outcome or the end of the story and also
I never thought that Mrs.Mallard would die in that way she does. In
conclusion, my opinion about this short story teaches us the important
values that should have every marriage in the society.