Characters Louis Mallard Brently Mallard: her husband Josephine: her sister Richards: friend of Brently
Time and Place set in the late 19th century in Louise Mallards home
Popularity When the Complete Works of Kate Chopin was published in 1969, The Storm, Desirees Baby, and The Story of an Hour became overnight successes. It is heavily read and discussed on college campuses today
What does the title mean? The events seem to take place in an hours time
Themes feminism sensitivity to what it means to be a woman yearning for freedom men and women who believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature.