The Story of An Hour

The Story of An Hour

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Storyboard Description

It's a comic strip of the short story "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin (1894)

Storyboard Text

  • Louise Mallard was a woman, afflicted with heart trouble. She received news that her husband, Brently Mallard, was in a list of "killed" from a railroad disaster. She felt a wave of grief upon her and she went away into her room
  • She then faced the open window. She could see the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life.  She then saw something coming to her. it crept out of the sky and she reached towards it. 
  • She recognized the thing approaching to possess her. She abandoned herself a little and she whispered under her breath:
  • Free, free, free!
  • She later decided she would live for herself. She realized it didn't matter of her love for her husband. 
  • Free! Body and soul!
  • In fact, she was not becoming ill. She was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window. Louise and Josephine later walked down the stairs after Josephine came into the room, looking at Louise's feverish triumph in her eyes
  • Later on, Josephine, her sister, tried to talk to Louise before the closed the door
  • You're making yourself ill
  • I am not making myself ill
  • When they got to the bottom, they saw someone open the front door with a latchkey. It was Brently Mallard who entered. He wasn't even near the railroad accident. He stood amazed at Josephine's piercing cry. When the doctors came they said she had died of heard disease--of the joy that kills
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