The Story of an Hour Essay | Freedom and Other Themes in The Story of an Hour

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Freedom and Other Themes in The Story of an Hour

Summary: Evaluates Kate Chopin's story, "The Story of an Hour." Explores the themes of freedom and love. Analyzes Chopin's literary techniques and use of symbolism and irony.
Kate Chopin's story, "The Story of an Hour", focuses on an 1890's young woman, Louise Mallard. She experienced a profound emotional change after she hears her husband's "death" and her life ends with her tragic discovery that he is actually alive. In this story, the author uses various techniques-settings, symbolism and irony- to demonstrate and develop the theme: Freedom is more important than love.

Chopin uses settings to convey particular moods, character qualities and features of theme. Firstly, the author uses time setting to reveal Louise' inner desire and her restrictions. The entire action happens in the "spring" (Chopin 69) of a year in the 1890's. Spring means hope. But woman are restricted by the society in 1890's. The two time settings create a conflict between Louise's expectation and reality. Secondly, the author uses a lot of place setting. The story...

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