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    Women are taught from a young age that marriage is the end all be all in happiness, in the short story “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin and the drama “Poof!” by Lynn Nottage, we learn that it is not always the case. Mrs. Mallard from “The Story of an Hour” and Loureen from “Poof!” are different characteristically, story-wise, and time-wise, but share a similar plight. Two women tied down to men whom they no longer love and a life they no longer feel is theirs. Unlike widows in happy marriages

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    Story of an Hour Kate Chopin 's the "Story of an Hour" includes a vast amount of literary devices. Irony, foreshadowing, personification, imagery, symbolism, metaphor and repetition are some of the major literary techniques used by Chopin within this short story about a woman named Mrs. Mallard. Although the story covers only one hour in the life of the main character, the use of these various literary techniques present the theme of the story to the reader in a very entertaining manner. The

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    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

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    The Story of an Hour 1. There are many themes in The Story of An Hour; ‘heart trouble’ – which describes not only the physical affliction of Mrs Mallard but also the emotional suffering in her marriage. Three other themes that are prominent within this story are; death, freedom and oppression. Though, the themes of freedom and oppression can be seen as the main themes within this story, as we see the character of Mrs Mallard – a Mallard is a type of wild duck, which can be seen as being symbolic

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    article would be bad satire, a bad argument. Chongyue and Lihua’s “A Caricature of an Ungrateful and Unfaithful Wife” distorts Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” through imaginative exaggeration of character interaction, emotional ignorance, and its simplification of the characters and the text. Firstly, there is no evidence in the text of “The Story of an Hour” to suggest that Louise Mallard has been at all unfaithful to her husband. One sentence within the article suggests that some readers have sensed

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    Most stories have more than one conflict, some bigger than others, but all important as a story progressives to the very moment everything clicks and comes together. After that point, the story starts to wind down, lose ends are tied, and the reader gets the satisfying feeling of a happy ending. The Story of an Hour is not your typical short story; but is similar to others in the way that conflicts are the leading force behind a short story. This story starts with Mrs. Mallard finding out any wife’s

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    Story Of An Hour

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    “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin 1. Describe your experience in reading “The Story of an Hour.” Did the story surprise you, annoy you, entertain you? Why? Did it hold your interest? Why or why not? In reading “The Story of an Hour” for the first time in high school, it was very confusing for me. It was not until I read the story in the literature textbook in this class that the story was made very clear to me because the text has many side comments that explains the story in a more modern

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    An Hour Story

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    The Story of an Hour: Story Analysis “The Story of an Hour” is a great portrayal of how married women felt during the 1870s. This story is a serious representation of how difficult it was to get divorced during that time. Throughout this short story, a woman by the name of Louise Mallard rejoices at the news of her husband’s death. Due to her disappointment of seeing that her husband had not actually passed, Mrs. Mallard dies. One might question why she was overjoyed by that upsetting news; however

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    'Story Of An Hour'

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    Marriage is a union of two companions who are deeply in love with each other; however, this is not always the case. In Chopin “Story of an Hour” Louise weeps of her husband’s death, but then comes to the realization that she was now a free, independent women who no longer feels oppressed by marriage. Louise; however, never gave a specific way in which her husband oppressed her, which Chopin hints that marriage suppress both men and women. In Gilman “The Yellow Wallpaper” reveals that gender division

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    In the short story, « Story of an Hour», Kate Chopin paints the tragic misfortune of Mrs. Mallard concerning the death of her husband, Brently Mallard. Alone face of this terrible, Chopin reveals the different state of mind of Mrs. Mallard concerning this news. It was her sister Josephine who had the difficult task to tell her this frightful news with caution, “in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concerning”. Along with Josephine, Richard, husband’s friend, was there as support

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