1. Information about the author:
Kate was formally educated at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis where she kept a commonplace book "in which the thoughtful adolescent recorded themes that appear in her later fiction, among them women's roles and the conflict between desire and duty. Kate began her career as a fiction writer in 1888. The literary trend she belongs to realistic fiction.
The mine literary works are "A Point at Issue!", "Bayou Folk", "A Night in Acadie", “The Awakening” The Locket", "Madame Célestin's Divorce", “At Fault” . “ The Awakening” Chopin's first short story, "A Point at Issue!".
The style of the story is belles letter . The sub-style is emotion. The genre is Short story. It is a situation comedy. 3. Theme:
The story of an Hour is a dramatic destiny of woman. It is story about not darling husband, not come true dream, the not taken place freedom of woman. 4. A brief account of events:
Because of Mrs. Mallard's heart condition, everyone treats her carefully. When her sister and family friend find out what Mr. Mallard got killed in an accident, they tried to say carefully about it Mrs. Mallard. She cries then goes to the her room. In the room she seems afraid information and finally realizes that it's her freedom. Even though she had loved him - sometimes she feels free. She looks forward to the days ahead instead of dreading them. While Mrs. Mallard is having this epiphany, her sister keeps trying to check on her. Finally, she comes out of her room with her sister and start to go downstairs. Suddenly Mr. Mallard comes in alive. Mrs. Mallard sees him, she has a shock and dies. 5. Setting:
The story takes place within an hour. The action of the story takes place in the Mallards' home, which is barely described: there's more than one floor, because there's a staircase inside; the internal doors have locks; and Mrs. Mallard has...