Story Of An Hour Film Analysis

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“The Story of an Hour” tells the story about Mrs. Mallard, who learns that her husband is dead and right after that faces a great variety of emotions and feelings. Mrs. Mallard has a heart problem. One day she gets news that her husband has died in a railroad disaster. She starts crying at once, goes upstairs and locks herself in her room. She feels very lonely at first but then she starts feeling happy and free from her marriage. After some time she opens the door and descends the stairs. She surprisingly sees Mr. Mallard at the door. When she looks at Mr. Mallard, she dies suddenly. The doctor says that she dies of her heart disease, from the "joy that kills." This story illustrates the dependent condition and status of married women in the 19th century and reveals the fact that there is no way of escaping from marriage except one’s death. “The Joy that kills” is a 1984 television film adaptation of Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour." It was directed by “Tina Rathborne and co-written by Rathbone and Nancy Dyer” (encyclopedia). It was released in 1984 as a part of the PBS series American Playhouse. It’s a 56 min long movie. Film and literature are not always exactly compatible. There are many artistic components in the making of a film. The plot or the story behind the film is one the most important of these components. "The makers of
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“The Joy That Kills” in making a film version of Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an

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