Compare And Contrast The Machine That Won The War And The Story Of An Hour

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The Machine that Won the War and The Story of an Hour These two concise stories that were written in the 18 and 19 hundreds share similarities, they also share differences. The Machine that Won the War by Asmovi and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin, are interesting and enjoyable to read. Similarities share an important part in these two stories. Foreshadowing, suspense and irony are both seen in these stories. In The Machine that Won the War we see foreshadowing in the introductory paragraph; “For the first time in a decade, technicians were not scurrying about the vitals of the giant computer, the soft lights did not wink out their erratic patterns, the flow of information in and out had halted”(Asmovi, 1961). Also, in The Story of an Hour we see foreshadowing, “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it…” (Chopin, 1894). Another similarity they share is the suspenseful taste they have. The Machine that Won the War has a suspenseful taste to it because like in the foreshadowing example, what was causing things and people to just settle down and just halt for a few? By putting that foreshadowing in…show more content…
The Machine that Won the War uses external conflict because the characters in the story are arguing about what really happened and how they really won the war. In contrast, The Story of an Hour the author uses internal conflict; and that is shown through the character Mrs. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard has just been informed that her husband has died. She feels a bit of relief, because back in the 19th century women didn’t have very much freedom and they always had to be subject to their husbands; so when she finds out he is dead, she starts thinking about all the things that she will be able to do and not have to worry about having and taking care of a husband. All of that is going on inside her head and she is feeling sad but then at the same time she feels
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