The story of an hour Compare and Constrast Essay

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the story of an hour

In Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour," there is much irony. The first irony
detected is in the way that Louise reacts to the news of the death of her husband, Brently
Mallard. Before Louise's reaction is revealed, Chopin alludes to how the widow feels by
describing the world according to her perception of it after the "horrible" news.


Louise is said to "not hear the story as many women have heard the same." Rather, she
accepts it and goes to her room to be alone. Now the reader starts to see the world
through Louise's eyes, a world full of new and pure life.


In her room, Louise sinks into a comfortable chair and looks out her window. Immediately
the image of comfort seems to strike a odd note. One reading this story should question
the use of this word " comfortable" and why Louise is not beating the furniture instead.
Next, the newly widowed women is looking out of the window and sees spring and all the new
life it brings.


The descriptions used now are as far away from death as possible. "The delicios breath of
rain...the notes of a distant song...countless sparrows were twittering...patches of blue
sky...." All these are beautiful images of life , the reader is quite confused by this
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