Comparing The Story Of An Hour And The Storm By Kate Chopin

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COMPARING AND CONTRASTING THE STORY OF AND HOUR AND THE STORM.
Introduction.
Kate Choplin a renowned literary figure in writing short stories about women and feminism is the author of “the storm” an “the story of an hour” two stories that demonstrate the unhappiness experienced by two married women .In the two stories, the author uses a different setting, literary elements, plot development ,and characters to tell tales of women and their search for freedom, during a time in which society was marked by extreme male chauvinism.While the story of the storm relates directly to marriage and love as the main barrier of the freedom of women, the story of an hour addresses marriage and love to repression and unhappiness. The “story of an hour” and “the storm” have similarities as well as differences in terms of the setting, the characters used, and the plot.
Setting.
The author uses imagery and the setting to communicate different things. The main similarity in the setting of the two stories is that both of them have a historical setting .The stories were written during a time when female freedom was unheard of .The physical setting in the two stories is also similar.In the story of an hour, the story starts in an unspecified room where Josephine informs Mrs. Mallard that her husband has passed on (Chopin,2001). The author uses two distinct physical settings;the living room and the bedroom.Unlike the living room that is public,the bedroom is used to signify privacy or a
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