"The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin is an impressive literary piece which touches a reader's feelings as well as mind. 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 events take place in the 19 century in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard. Speaking about the plot and suspense of « The Story of an Hour » we may define such its elements as the exposition, the narrative hook, crisis , the main climax, and the denouement. The plot novel contains all these elements so we can speak of a closed plot structure. In the beginning we find out that Mrs. Mallard is afflicted with heart trouble, and news about her husband's death is brought to her "as gently as possible", the second sentence introduce characters to the readers ” It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband's friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard's name leading the list of "killed." These sentences are the exposition of the story. When Mrs. Mallard finds out about the death of her husband starts the complication in The Story “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms.” The narrative hook marks the beginning of the collision mentioning some queer changes in Mrs. Mallard’s feelings: “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully. What was it? She did not know; it was too subtle and elusive to name. But she felt it, creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air”. The rising action which adds complication to the story can be found in the part of the