Reading Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" and Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" for the first time, there seems to be a similarity in the story. Even though both stories are focused on women and their roll, the two stories are very different. "The Story of an Hour" is about a woman who has a heart trouble and also fined out that her husband had died in a railroad disaster that occurred that day. Even though she loved her husband she had found freedom in the death of her husband because she had never being able to live for herself but now that her husband is dead she can begin to live for herself, but this all lead to a tragic ending when her husband came into the house and had not be were the disaster was and this lead to her death. While "Girl" is a dialog between a mother and her daughter about how a girl should look and act, and what a girl should know and be able to do so that she does not turn out to be a slut that she is bent on being.
In the beginning of the story "The Story of an Hour" the narrator introduce the characters by telling us their name and how they are related to the main character, Mrs. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard was a character that people pity and handle with delicacy, because of her heart problem she had to hear the story of her husband's death in pieces and how it has been told to the other women (449; all page references are to the class text The Norton Introduction to Literature, Shorter 9th ed).
The narrator shows us how much she loved her husband by telling us that she broke down in tierce and begins to cry. The narrator also mentioned that she went upstairs alone to be by self, which is what any anyone who has lost someone the loved would have done. When she got in the room she wept some more that it got to the point that she could not weep anymore and she begin to weep like a child (450).
The narrator begins to talk about the future and a head by first using things that Mrs. Mallard... [continues]
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