The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

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In Kate Chopin “The Story of an Hour”, the reader is presented with the theme of prohibited independence. In Kate Chopin “The Storm”, the scenery in this story builds the perfect atmosphere for an adulterous affair. The importance of these stories is to understand the era they occurred. Kate Chopin wrote stories with exceptional openness about sexual desires. In “The Storm”, a short story written by Kate Chopin in a time when women were expected to act a certain way and sexual cravings was considered to be something only faced by men. She criticized society for its constant close-mindedness in a time when decency was considered to be an attribute, and she helped generate a more enlightened attitude among women and men of her time. Meanwhile, “The Story of an Hour” was written in a period when law code favored the spouses in all domestic affairs and left women without many legal rights. As one will read, the thought of freedom is closely tied to the prospect of escaping restrictions of being married. Kate Chopin short stories centers around the theme of feminism. In both short stories the theme is connected with repressed feeling and desire, deep moments of freeness, and symbolism. In Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, Chopin not only forms the impeccable setting but also uses the scenery as a representation of the affair. In the beginning of the short story Bobinot and Bibi are inside a local store. When they try to leave they see storm clouds approaching town. During this time,…
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