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General Education. Imagine a world where women are fighting for unprecedented rights, the economic climate is unpredictable, and new developments in technology are made every year. While this world might sound like the present day, it also describes America in the s. We recommend you read it again before diving into our analyses in the next section! From here, the story shifts in tone.
Yet those three pages remain tantalisingly ambiguous, perhaps because so little is said, so much merely hinted at. Written in April and originally published in Vogue in December of that year, the story focuses on an hour in the life of a married woman who has just learnt that her husband has apparently died. What happens in that brief hour, that story of an hour? A married woman, Mrs Louise Mallard, who has heart trouble, learns that her husband has died in a railroad accident.
In , I published online my literary analysis of "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin it was originally written in However, later the site, where I originally posted my analysis, was closed. Although the story is really short, it is very rich and complete, and every word in it carries deep sense and a lot of meaning. The main character of the story, Mrs. In the beginning, we find out that Mrs.