Emotions In The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chooplin

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The most powerful way to reach an audience is through a character’s emotions. For only when we connect with the characters on an emotional level, does the interaction become deep and meaningful. Well written scenes that include character’s emotions allow the audience to viscerally take part in the story and bond with the characters. S. Selina Jamil, PhD, English professor at Prince George’s Community College, is the author of the critical essay entitled “Emotions in THE STORY OF AN HOUR’. This is a scholarly article published in “The Explicator”, a quarterly journal of literary, in 2009. This article is written as the analysis of a short story written in 1894 entitled, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Choplin. The purpose of the text is to reveal the step by step transformation by the power of emotions and how that power can change one from hopeless to hopeful. This revelation is important to literature as most writings pursue a path of impressions or teaching opportunities. The author hopes to empower her readers to grasp the significance of our emotions and value their role in our lives even to the point of effecting our health. Choplin was prone to depression at one point. She knew the pain of childhood loss as she lost her father before her fifth birthday. Then at the age of 32 lost her husband to swamp fever. She was left to care for six children alone and take care of the family business. Grief and depression forced her to reflect and realize her own strengths and

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