The Hours

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  • Story Of An Hour

    In the opening of “The Story of an Hour?” by Kate Chopin, we are introduced with the death of Brently Mallard whose wife, who also has heart trouble, is about to hear the saddening news. On the other hand, in the concluding paragraph, the doctors conclude with the wife’s death from heart disease, “of joy that kills”. Therefore what is ironic is the fact that in the end the wife turned out to be dead and not the husband, Mr. Mallard, although throughout the story Chopin made it seem as if the husband was dead. The discrepancy in the story is that Chopin had said that the husband had died in a railroad disaster, which as we now know was false, while the wife’s death turned out to be indeed true. Moreover, in the introduction, we see also see…

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  • Irony In The Story Of An Hour

    The Ironic Ending of “The Story of an Hour.” The ending of Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is ironic because the doctors do not understand the true reason for Mrs. Mallard’s death. During the time of Mrs. Mallard’s death, wives honored their husbands and were supposed to spend the rest of their lives with them. Mr. Mallard loved her husband but at times she did not. Within that one hour Mrs. Mallard wanted her husband dead so she could live freely. It is clear from the imagery of the story…

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  • Juxtaposition In The Story Of An Hour

    Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” was written in 1894 and explores the position of women within the 19th century society. An interesting aspect of this short story is that it is an early example of feminism in literature. Chopin is subtle, but very effective, in criticizing marriage and the role and position of women during the Victorian Era. The purpose of this essay is to make an approach into the mythic constructions of femininity in this Kate Chopin’s story but also to explore how the…

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  • Interpretation Of The Story Of An Hour

    The story of an hour, by Kate Chopin is a good short story about a woman, Mrs. Mallard and and her husband, Mr. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard is known to have heart problems so her sister was very careful when telling her about the death of her husband. "But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely" (Chopin 517). This information shows that Mrs. Mallard is hiding something from everybody, she acts distraught around her friends and family,…

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  • Theme Of The Story Of An Hour

    Kate Chopin, in her short story, “The story of an hour”, shows a lamentable woman Mrs. Mallard who realizes the freedom unfortunately when her husband come home, she has a heart attack, and died in the end of the story. Mrs. Mallard because of her husband's panic and desire for freedom, so an important theme in this story is Mrs. Mallard’s Awakening. In order to develop and reveal this theme, the author uses setting, portrayed of the character and symbolism. To begin with, using the importance…

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  • Similes In The Story Of An Hour

    In “The Story of an Hour”, Kate Chopin uses symbolism, imagery, and similes to show how marriage was for this woman. “The Story of an Hour”, describes a woman’s view on her marriage after her husband had died. This woman was happy that she was finally free to live her own life and not have to live her life in the shadow of her own husband. This whole story took place within one hour. She thought her husband was dead, but he ended up being alive, and soon after she found that out, she died.…

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  • Story Of An Hour Women

    In the short story “The Story of a Hour”, author Kate Chopin tells the story of a married women in the 1800’s who struggles with the reality that her husbands is deceased and now she is finally free. The story follows the narrator as she copes with the fact she is no longer her husband’s chattel. According to Historical Brief “Lives of the Women in the 1800’s”, Kelley Smith informs us that, “women’s sole purpose in life is to find a husband, reproduce and then spend the rest of their lives…

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  • Story Of An Hour Symbolism

    In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard at first grieves over the death of her husband, but when she gets upstairs, she finds her new found freedom. In the time frame of an hour, her freedom is snatched from her because her husband is alive. Through effective use of imagery, symbolism, and a third person limited narrator, Kate Chopin shows the reader Mrs. Mallard’s feelings about marriage. Chopin shows her usage of imagery by describing the feeling of Spring. When Mrs. Mallard…

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  • Story Of An Hour Feminist

    "The Story of an Hour" is a short story written by Kate Chopin in 1894. The short story talking about a woman, Louise Mallard, who locked herself in her room after hearing the death of her husband and the series of emotions her endured. Ironically,Mallard finally died of her heart trouble when she saw her husband back. Especially the foreshadowing and irony make the story really wonderful. Though Mallard’s thinking, the author showed married women’s self-struggle at that time. To be honest, I…

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  • An Hour Feminist Theory

    n “The Story of an Hour,” Mrs. Mallard spends a long hour thinking about how her life would change without her husband and many of her thoughts reflect the Feminist Theory. There are several examples that make the readers realize that she has feministic characteristics. Louise was relieved with the death of her husband, she did not have as many freedoms as her husband, and in the story she did not always talk about a man. First of all, Louise almost felt a sense of relief when she found out…

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