The Story of an Hour

The Story of an Hour

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  • Exposition
  • "I have to tell you something". "Umm your husband". "Your husband is .... dead"
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • "Free, free, free!" "Free! Body and soul free!
  • "And yet she loved him --sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter!"
  • Mrs.Mallard suffers with heart problems . Her sister Josephine, was taken to break the news of her husband death. Josephine had great concern that the news she hears, will kill her. Her husband's friend Richard was there who received intelligence of the railroad disaster.
  • Falling Action
  • Hi everyone. Today has been a long day at work. Why do you look shock?
  • Mrs.Mallard goes to her room and starts crying about her husband. Motionless, a sob came up into to her throat and continues to sob. She starts thinking about her husband and dealing with her feelings.
  • Resolution
  • Mrs. Mallard struggles with grief of her husband death. Then she realize that she is free and able to be her own woman. Since her husband is no longer alive, she can start over. She can now live for herself.
  • Theme
  • "Freedom, freedom". I'm coming for you.
  • Mrs. Mallard comes out of her room feeling victorious. She's excited about her life ahead. Suddenly an unexpected thing happens; Mr. Mallard comes home. He has been far from the accident Everyone was in shock except Mr. Mallard, who had no idea what was happening.
  • When Mrs. Mallard saw her husband, her emotions got the best of her,which cause her to collapse and dies. The doctors came and said she had died of heart disease--of the joy that kills. Mrs. Mallard weak heart could not bear the joy.
  • "The Story of an Hour" theme is about freedom. Mrs. Mallard represent how women felt in that time period. They were unable to find happiness in marriage. Their freedom within marriage were restricted and they didn't have any right. Mrs.Mallard wanted to be her own individual. She was in a world where she had to follow demands upon her husband. When he died, she finally can be free, and find her own happiness. Freedom is about making decisions without no limitations. When she went to see her window, she saw opportunity and open her arms to those years that now belong to her. Mrs. Mallard marriage wasn't the highlight of her year but she did care about him.
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