Symbolism in "The Story of an Hour"

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Symbolism in the “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin For this lesson I read "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. Although there are many literary devices used in "The Story of an Hour", I have decided to write my essay on the use of symbolism. The literary device symbolism is a technique used to represent ideas and events by using significant or important things that stand out in the story. A few things that stood out most in the story would be the comfortable chair, and Mrs. Mallard's heart troubles. Other things used to represent symbolism in the story were the blue sky and the open window. Mrs. Mallard had significant heart problems and this was stated in the beginning of the story. A heart is a symbol of emotional care and…show more content…
"It's no accident that this light appears in the west, the end of the day" d. Representation of a new beginning and freedom. Para. #3: IV. The Chair a." There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair." b. "She sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion" c. The chair represents comfort Para #4: V. Springtime a. "Before her house the tops of trees that was all with the new spring" b. "Reaching towards her though the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air" Conclusion: VI. Symbolism was a great literary device to use in the story
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