Story Of An Hour Language Analysis

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“The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin represents marriage in a negative view. It does this by exposing the reader to a woman who experiences joy at the news of her husband’s death. This is most clearly seen through the language of the story that Chopin uses. The narrator of the story relates what is observed by using prose, but when the emotions of Louise are described, the words tend to always be powerful. This turn of language suggests a more interesting inner-life the character lives that is not really connected to anything from the outside world of the other characters of the story, like her husband. It is important for readers to note that there is a reason she shuts herself in her room to work through her feelings. By using contrasting sentences structures and language, Chopin reveals Louise’s emotions and takes the reader inside her mind. Readers …show more content…
The way in which words are written down are necessary to understand different types of viewpoints. Chopin’s choice of language was to identify the differences between short and tempered phrases against the vivid use of imagery to determine who Louise really was and what comes out of it. Her marriage was not important to her, she did not love her husband, and she wanted freedom. All of these points were made with different types of language. Short and tempered when thinking of her marriage, even more short with any concern over her love towards her husband, and yet vivid words were put in with the prediction of being on her own, of having freedom. Chopin’s use of language in “The Story of an Hour” is a lesson for authors of the future to think about word choice when writing a story. To think about what types of words should be put together to make the point you want made. Language may not have been the most important part of this story, but it carried the story so readers of the future could understand all aspects that are necessary for

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