The Story Of An Hour, The Storm And The Awakening By Kate Chopin

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Throughout literature many authors show their meaning behind the stories that are written. Literatures at many times represent culture and tradition, in where an author comes from like Kate Chopin. A female author that represents women in the old times, where they had no freedom, no voice, and were properties of their husband. In Chopin’s novels, The Story of an Hour, The Storm and The Awakening, all have some similar and differences between each protagonist, plot, setting, symbols and themes within the stories. Kate Chopin was born as Kate O’ Flaherty (1850-1904) and was an American female author. She was the third out of five children, in which her sisters died when they were infants. Her childhood was filled with heartbreaking trauma. Chopin …show more content…
While being out on a very hot day, Chopin returned home complaining that she had so much pain in her head. The following day Kate Chopin died of a brain hemorrhage while at the age of fifty-two. Chopin’s novels are in countless books available in stores and online. She is accepted and portrayed as a female American author. Her novel “The Story of an Hour” was published in 1894. The second publication of this novel was in December but called “The Dream of an Hour”. Chopin’s other short story “The Storm” was published in …show more content…
In “The Story of an Hour” it shows that the theme was the forbidden joy of independence. This represents the protagonists in many ways in where, she knew how life was, living in the shadow of her husband. In the realization she feels excited and alive, that she is now an independent woman. Although she keeps it in her thoughts, she acknowledges her joy carefully but quietly, and says the word “free”. Another theme in the story is the oppressiveness of marriage. Kate Chopin realize that all marriages especially the kind and gentle ones, are inherently oppressive. Despite the love between man and woman, husband and wife the protagonist views the death of her husband as a release for

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