Themes in The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin and The Second Coming by William Bulter Yeats

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During the course of this year, although we had discussed a various amount of stories, there were certain ones that had the strength to leave an impact on the reader. The following will reveal the favorite piece of literature from this semester’s syllabus as being “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin because of its epiphany, and the most challenging piece as being “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats because of its millennialism. “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin had been a fascinating story with an epiphany at the conclusion of the story being a major theme throughout the short story. This short story opened with a lady named Louise Mallard who had heart trouble, and had to be informed about her husband’s apparent death. Her sister, Josephine, had decided to tell her after Louise’s husband’s friend, Richards, had discovered about the death (a railroad accident) when he was in the newspaper office and read Brently, (Louise’s husband) on the list of those who died. Initially, the reaction of Louise had been quite upsetting, she had been sobbing since Josephine told her about the tragedy, and decided to go upstairs to be alone in her room. As she sat in her room, she looked outside the window and she saw the numerous things outside, such as the trees, the smells of rain, and the clouds. Eventually, she started to feel something coming towards her, and moments later “…she abandoned herself a…

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