The Story of an Hour and The Interlopers are both interesting stories about death. Both stories contain the subject of death but The Interlopers is suspenseful while The Story of an Hour is just sad. Even though The Story of an Hour and The Interlopers are written on two different topics they are still similar, but they both have their differences. In the story The Interlopers death is an event that no one wants or expects to happen. In the story of an hour death is a surprise but it is not unnatural.
The interlopers is a story where 2 main characters fight over a family feud and they eventually come to terms with each other. They hated each other since they were little children. When both men met each other in the woods a thunder struck a tree near them and trap them both. One of the men realized it was a waste of time and energy trying to fight with the other man and tried to make friends with him. They come to a agreement to be friends and not enemies and wait for their men to come and save them. As they wait for one of their groups of men to save them they see in the distance wolves are heading towards
When the woman in The Story of an Hour is told the news of her husband’s death, she is treated as a fragile as a flower, like there is no way she is strong enough to take this type of news. There are many ways to take her reaction of sobbing, but it seems that she does this because she is sad. But when it’s considered in a different life it seems she does this because her husband’s death opens up a world of opportunity to her. As a housewife in the 1800s she was expected to stay home, cook, clean, raise kids and basically pamper her husband. Even if she loved
Setting in a story can create certain moods, influence the way we feel about a character, and change the reader's perceptions. “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin is a short story about a woman named Mrs. Mallard, who learns of her husband’s death. This tragic news causes a range of emotions and internal conflict for the main character. The century, season, and room, in which the story takes place, prepares readers for the overflowing emotions and gives clarity to the character’s frame of mind. Kate Chopin uses the setting to help set the structure of the story.
In The Interlopers the theme is based on a feud between two families. The feud is based on an argument over a strip of forestland. The hatred that has developed because of this feud has become quite serious with both Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym having murderous thoughts
“ ...For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14) Words of truth from the book of truth. We have no idea how long our lives will be on this earth. This concept is brought to light even more in the two short stories we will be discussing, “The Story of an Hour” and “The Interlopers”. These two stories share some similarities and some differences that we will be looking at. These two stories show us a very important concept… “The Story of an Hour” and “The Interlopers” are perfect examples of how the expected does not always happen.
“The Interlopes”, by Saki, tells about a feud between two neighbors over a small piece of precipitous forestland in the Carpathian mountains. Alternatively, “The Story of an Hour”, by Kate Chopin, portrays a young woman’s reaction to her husbands death. Despite the tremendous differences in environment and characters, the plots of these two stories are actually similar.
I chose to do my analysis on the short story, “The Story Of An Hour”. The themes I see in this story is the quest for identity/coming of age, romantic/love, birth, and death. It is about a woman named Mrs. Mallard. She was an elderly lady and had a heart complications. Her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richards had to break the news to her that her husband, Brently Mallard, has been killed in a railroad disaster. Mrs. Mallard was sorrowful and sobbed in her sisters’ arms. After her grieving process, she wanted to be alone, so she went to her room and locked herself in. As she sat in the window, she seem to be calmer and accepted her husband’s death. She was not distressed of what had happened. She began to say the words “free” and her heart
The Story of an Hour," by Kate Chopin is the tragic story of a woman whose newfound position as a widow gives her strength. She develops a sense of freedom as she embraces her husband's death as an opportunity to establish her own identity. The tragedy is when her newfound identity gets stripped away as the appearance of her husband reveals that he is still alive. The disappointment from this tragedy kills her with a heart attack symbolizing the many conflicts that she faced throughout the story. The conflicts the character faces within herself and society show that the social norms for women were suppressing to their strength and individuality as human beings.
For this story, I will use Mrs. Mallard as the example, and will discuss her challenges and struggles. According to the text, she was “afflicted with a heart trouble," so based on that alone we know that she struggled with delicate health issues. The narrator further described her as, “young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength.” The ‘lines’ or wrinkles of repression that he speaks of is most likely caused by the stress of suppressing feelings or emotions in her life. Although she described her husband in a positive light, I do not believe she was happy and/or in love with him. My assumption is based on the fact that she demonstrated an incredible sense of relief when she thought he had passed on.
In “The Story of an Hour” we are taken through a journey. The journey is the thoughts and emotions going through Mrs. Mallards (Louise) mind. The journey only takes an hour, so everything moves at a fast pace. Louise seemed to process the news of her husband’s death without an initial element of disbelief and shock. She goes right into the reaction of grieving for her husband. She quickly begins to feel other emotions. At first she does not understand them. The journey is a way that Louise comes to her final thoughts of freedom. She looks into the future and looks forward to living a long life on her own terms.
The Story of an Hour: The audience is keyed into the time period by mention of how popular newsstands are, the lack of cell phones, and the social restrictions within marriages that Mrs. Millard, the main character, describes. When Mrs. Millard’s manic episode begins, she retires to an armchair by an open window, symbolic of her newfound inner-freedom. This creates imagery for the audience and helps to
In “The Story of an Hour”, the main character Mrs. Mallard, gets news that her husband has been killed in an accident. Her sister delays telling her the news because she has a bad heart, but when she finally tells the news, Mrs. Mallard wants to be left alone. They think that she is very upset by her husband’s death, but
“The Story of an Hour” is a story about a woman, Mrs. Mallard, who comes to find that her beloved husband Brently Mallard was killed in a railroad incident. She mourns of his death in a different way than most would and tries to find a way to get over it. There is a drastic twist to the story when through the front door walks Brently Mallard who had actually not died. Then Mrs. Mallard drops to the floor dead, “of joy that kills”. (The Story of an Hour)
The Interlopers takes place in a dark, gloomy forest. The two main characters, Ulrich von Gradwitz and George Znaeyem, who absolutely despise each other, are both hunting with their men in different places in the forest. The forest seems to be the source of their hatred for each other. They are in a conflict over the boundaries of their land. When Ulrich and George meet “accidentally” in the woods, they hurl insults and death threats at each other. Suddenly a storm kicks up and a tree falls on both of them and traps them together. Nevertheless, after awhile Ulrich starts to feel sorry for George and asks him to cover their dispute and become friends saying, ‘Neighbor, if you will help me bury the old quarrel, I-I will ask you to be my friend.’ George agrees saying, ‘Ulrich von Gradwitz, I will be your friend.’ Both men then happily think how well they will treat each other after they are rescued now that they are friends. Unfortunately, their gladness is short lived. When Ulrich thinks he sees his men coming down the hill towards them, he starts shouting and George joins in. He then falls silent, and George impatient to know what is happening