Does Kate Chopin Present A Woman's Role In The Story Of An Hour

571 Words3 Pages

The Story of an Hour is a short story written by one of the prominent American 20th Century authors, Kate Chopin. Originally published as “The Dream of an Hour” on April 19, 1984 in the magazine Vogue, the story revolves around the last hour of the protagonist. Chopin is considered as a feminist writer ahead of her time considering her works heavily emphasizes the feelings of women who seek for liberation in life, a subject that was considered foreign or a taboo during her time. The Story of an Hour is one of her short stories which portray a woman’s role in the patriarchal society which is still prevalent in the 21st century. In the story, the protagonist, Louise Mallard is a classic example of how a woman can be exploited in a marriage in

Open Document