“ The Story Of An Hour”

Length: 2 Pages 389 Words

“ The Story Of An Hour” 1. Plot- Josephine tells Mrs. Mallard that her husband has died. Mrs. Mallard stares out a window and realizes the freedom she has gained by becoming a widow. Mrs. Mallard and Josephine go down stairs and see Brently Mallard walk in the door. Mrs. Mallard screams and collapses of a heart attack. 2. Significance of What Happens Usually when someone dies, it takes a while for the facts set in. In this case, grief is instant and lasts only momentarily. Then she realizes what she has gained from her husband’s death. She has gained some freedom in a way Continue...


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It could be that she is extremely happy to see him, or that she was on a hype and was knocked down very suddenly. She did not even stop to realize that her joy was brought on by the death of her husband. Narrative stance- Limited omniscient. Judgment of story This story gives the reader the opportunity to think ahead, but not to get the whole plot of the story. The plot tends to become hazy at the point when she is sitting at her window seal. that she can work if she pleases, and can claim head of the household. The irony is that she dies of a heart attack when Brently walks through the door. It is hard to tell whether she had a heart attack from happiness, or from the disappointment of her hopes. The plot is also shaky when she dies.

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