“Trifles” and “The Story of an Hour”

“Trifles” by Susan Glasspel and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin have a common strong theme based on marriage. Both stories show that the females have lost their identity in marriage. “Trifles” focuses on a woman, Mrs. Wright, who is suspected to have killed her husband, Mr. John Wright, under unclear circumstances. On […]

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The Story of an Hour

Kate Chopin conveys an alternating theme of grief and love in The Story of an Hour in a fascinating but a peculiar authentic manner more than any other literary work I know about. Through Mrs. Mallard, Chopin expresses grief and emotional dilemma surrounding the speculated death of Mr. Brently Mallard in a tragic railroad accident […]

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A Comparison of “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber

Kate Chopin’s “The Story of An Hour” depicts the life of Mrs. Mallard, who has just received the news of her husband’s death in a train accident. Instead of being aggrieved, however, Mrs. Mallard is relieved because her husband’s death frees her from his domination. However, it turns out later that the information about Mr. […]

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The Story of an Hour: A Biographical Analysis

The Story of an Hour; is this a story of transformation and final freedom from a male oppressor? This paper submits a biographical analysis of the short story written by Kate Chopin and finds that The Story of an Hour is the chronicle of the life of Mrs. Chopin and perhaps a cathartic release of […]

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The Story of an Hour

“The Story of an Hour,” written by Kate Chopin, is set in the last decade of the 19th century. In the story, a woman, Louise Mallard, learns of her husband’s death in a rail accident from a close friend. As the story develops, Mrs. Mallard copes with her husband’s death in many ways. The setting […]

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