The Story of an Hour

The Story of an Hour
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Storyboard Description

Project made by Rosemarie DiPaola

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • I don't know how to tell you this.. but.. it's your husband.. he got into a terrible accident. I'm sorry to say.. but he's gone.
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Free, free!! I can finally be free! Those days of him controlling me are finally over!! Free!
  • Mrs. Mallard has just found out that her husband has died in an accident, and she's grieving. Her sister, Josephine tries to help her through this time.
  • Falling Action
  • I'm home everyone!
  • Mrs. Mallard goes into her room, and locks the door. She continues to mourn for a little while longer.
  • Resolution
  • Mrs. Mallard gets into her room and locks the door. As she looks out of the window, she realizes that she won't have to deal with her husband anymore and she can finally live a happy life. All of a sudden, she isn't grieving anymore. She gets all excited.
  • Theme
  • Honey! You need to come here and help me cook! Now!
  • Overjoyed, Mrs. Mallard walks down the stairs, with her sister by her side. Mrs. Mallard's husband walks through the door, and everyone is shocked.
  • Not being able to deal with seeing her husband alive, Mrs. Mallard falls down the stairs. Her husband had never even been involved in the accident. She dies after falling down the stairs.
  • There wasn't much woman independence, but instead there were more challenges. Woman had to follow what their husbands said, help them cook, and work with them. Mrs. Mallard never loved her husband. She faced emotional trauma, because she wasn't happy in her marriage. Mrs. Mallard had to act a certain way around her husband, and couldn't have happiness. She believed that she could have a life with no worries when her husband "died", but that lasted for only a little while. If woman were unhappy they couldn't get a divorce. They were stuck in their marriages.
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