The Story of an Hour

The Story of an Hour
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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • What is this I feel? I shouldn't be feeling this way.
  • Climax
  • *whispers* free, free, free!
  • *Door Opening*
  • Mrs. Mallard had heart trouble which is one of the reasons why it was so hard for her sister Josephine to tell her that her husband, Brently Mallard, was dead. Mrs. Mallard immediately wept in grief because of her husbands death.
  • Falling Action
  • What is going on?
  • After weeping, she went to her room to be alone. She sat in her comfortable chair and looked out her window, admiring the beautiful sky and the events going on outside. Although something inside her, a feeling, brought her uneasiness at that moment.
  • Resolution
  • I'm sorry to say this, but Mrs. Mallard is gone. She's died of heart disease. We tried the best we could.
  • When she had finished recomposing herself and discovering how freedom felt like, she descended down the stairs with her sister. Suddenly, the sound of a key being put into the latch was heard and they wondered who it could be.
  • Theme
  • It was him, Brently Mallard, who had entered. He was a bit stained from his travel, carrying his umbrella and a bag. He hadn't been injured or dead at all, if anything, he wasn't even close to where the accident took place. He was amazed at their expressions and reactions.
  • The doctor had discovered her cause of death, a heart disease. "Of the joy that kills."
  • The plot of this story was mostly about arranged marriage and how it may feel to you when the person you were forced into marriage to is gone. Freedom was one of the ways it was used to interpret the feeling of this entire story. "The Story of an Hour," shows how a woman felt in the 1800's when they had to get married at a very young age and have children. The feeling of being trapped, not just physically but mentally as well.
  • "Of the joy that kills."
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