The Story of an Hour Essay | Character Amidst Tragedy

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Character Amidst Tragedy

Summary: Essay analyzes the portrayal of women in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin.
In "The Story of an Hour" Kate Chopin meticulously chooses diction that encourages a defined view of the female characters. The role Mrs. Mallard plays, as well as Josephine's, displays positive examples of feminine characterization in the story. Notably, it is important for the reader to recognize differences between the antagonist's opinion of Mrs. Mallard and the way she sees herself. Although the author in many ways displays both females as weak, she does so in order to provoke thoughts within the onlooker. Throughout the entirety of the writing, Chopin alludes to the need women have for others. Both positions played by women in this story initially exhibit women as weak, but a closer look demonstrates to readers their strength during tribulations.

The struggle the other characters face in telling Mrs. Mallard of the news of her husband's death is an important demonstration of their initial perception...

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