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The Story of an Hour

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rocio robles

on 15 May 2014

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Transcript of The Story of an Hour

Kate Chopin used personification to help the reader visualize how depressed Mrs. Mallard was but saying "the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window.".

Kate Chopin's short story, "The Story of an Hour", is about a woman who was told about her husband's death. Slowly, she became depressed , and just withered away. Until one day she realized the freedom that she could have, but once she accepted the future a turn of events came along to reveal that her husband was, in fact, still alive.
Even though Mrs. Mallard swore that she loved her husband in the beginning, when she finally realized that she could move on she let her true feelings out. She admitted that "often she had not [ loved him]". This shows situational irony since she did not mean for it to be ironic at all.
By Rocio Robles
The Story of an Hour
Chopin was illustrating in the story that women could, in fact, be happy with out a man and get through hardships in that time period.
To show the outcome of the wife's husband's death, Mrs. Mallard compared herself"as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams. " to illistrate how depressed she had become.

Throughout the story it showed a woman actually over coming an obstacle that she thought she would never overcome. She stated that "There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself" and this signifies that she was finally free from her depression and past lifestyle.
Written by Kate Chopin
To show that the wife has liberated herself, Chopin used a simile to accentuate how the wife felt as she explained how "She carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of Victory".
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