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THE STORY OF AN HOUR BY KATE CHOPIN
OUTLINE : ELEMNTS OF SHORT STORY OUTLINE : ELEMNTS OF SHORT STORY 1-A brief synopsis about Kate Chopin 2-The significance of the title 3-Characters 4-Setting 5-Style 6-Structure
Kate Chopin is an American author of Short stories & novels (awaking). She born (Feb, Aug 22, 1904). Chopin wrote short Stories for both children & adults.she was not famous in her lifetime, her books were not published. 50years after her death, people started published her works. She was called the ancestor of feminism author of 20 th century. A brief synopsis about Kate Chopin
What is the significance of the title ….. why did the writer choose this title?? It’s a turning point in Louise life.She dreams of anew happy life but suddenly all her dreams go away. To attract the attention of the readers.
The characters in the story are faced with a tragic situation,we see they all react. Her is a brief overview of characters. 1.Mrs..Louis Mallard : She is the heroin of the story. she is imprison after her marriage and feces a difficult life with her husband. Mrs. Mallard waits any chance to be free. CHARACTERISATION
Brently Mallard: Married to Louise.He is believed to be involved in a train accident. J osephine : Mrs. Mallard's sister. She takes the responsibility to take care of her sister because of her fatal disease
Richard : Brently Mallard's friend. He was in the newspaper office when the news of the accident arrived. After confirming the news,he went to Louise home to pass on the news.
STTING 1-Time Time of events From the morning until afternoon Time of writing On April 19 th,1894..and published on Dec 6 th 1894 Time of reading 21th century
2- Place Place of events Mallard's house(bedroom-stairs-living room) Place of writing America Place of reading Palestine "Islamic University"
3-social environment Relationship between couples Feminism Women issues
STYLE _The story made up of series of short paragraphes. _The story covers an hour in Louise Mallard’s life _The story can be read quickly but the impact it makes is powerful.
_Chopin surprised us with Louise's elated reaction when she first said ''free'' to herself. She shocks again at the conclusion when she died upon Brently's return.
STRCTURE...''PLOT LINE'' The writer followed Aristotle plot-line. >Introduction :Mrs. Mallard situation >Rising action :Mr. Mallard's friend has to break the news to Louise gently. >Climax: Mrs. Mallard declares that she is free. >Falling action: Mrs. Mallard goes down the stairs as a goddess of victory. >conclusion :Doctors say Mrs. Mallard died of joy.