The Story of an Hour and Other Stories
Written by: Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour
Mrs. Louise Mallard
Josephine (Louise’s sister)
Brently Mallard (Louise’s husband)
Richards (Brently’s friend)
A lot can happen in an hour!
Louise Mallard has heart trouble. Her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richards use caution when informing her that Brently had been killed in a railroad disaster. Richards had used care to verify the incident. A second telegram had confirmed the sad communications, originally ...more
Much of her short fiction is touching and funny and sad. I just adore everything she's written.
The Story of an Hour describes the series of emotions Louise Mallard endures after hearing of the death of her husband, who was believed to have died in a railroad disaster. Mrs. Mallard suffers from heart problems an ...more
These are the kind of questions we live with our whole lives. Some just give up the hope and many others die trying to find the answer.
--> Was she really happy that her husband was dead or was it her hysterical answer to the absurdity of the situation?
--> Did she really have only these fleeting moments when she loved her husband or was she trying to make the situation less p ...more
A Pair of Silk Stockings had me admiring the protagonist one minute and th ...more
it is obvious to me from my professor's choices of material that she is a feminist. she however keeps denying it which I understand.
one of my classmates, a lovely girl who I like a lot, did not seem to enjoy all these stories that attacked monogamy, society and even religion. I don't think the attack was on any of these things but simply on sexism being thr ...more
I am neither ashamed nor embarrassed to say that I read this three-pages short story five times yesterday. Yes, it wouldn't take more than 15 minutes to read it, but if you're quite acquainted with Kate Chopin's poetic-like writing style, you should by now have guessed the reason ...more
Fantastic story that makes me, at least, appreciate even more the strides toward social equality and econom ...more
Wow. This is a tiny short story, beautiful and strange, but amazingly well-written. Like all good shorts, it concerns itself with a small plight. But, God, does this small plight speak wonders. It's very short, and highly recommended. Can be found for free on the web. There is a brilliant cruelty to the ending that left me reeling.
For any readers interested in gender ...more
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What a story. Kate Chopin is a master storyteller. Read this and then go read The Awakening. Chopin will change your life.
It is a brilliantly narrated short story by Kate Chopin.
The narrative does not have much of a plot to begin with…. As the title suggests, the narrative spans the time elapsed between the moments where Mrs. Mallard is informed of the death of Brently, her husband till she finds that the news was a hoax.
Through this short story, the author has put forth the life of a couple leading an unhappy married life. Keeping aside what the author intended through the narrative, I would rathe...more
"When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease - of the joy that kills."