Story Of An Hour Relationships

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When in a relationship, people will most definitely have their struggles. Every relationship will go through its own difficulties. In “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, “The End of Something” by Ernest Hemingway, and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin they all deal with some sort of problem with their spouse during different time periods. In “The Story of an Hour” the main focus of this short story is the “American woman’s dramatic hour of awakening into selfhood” (Jamil 215). Kate Chopin wrote “The Story of an Hour” on April 19th in the year of 1894. This short story was written during the Victorian Era. Women still were controlled by their husbands back then. Women married men for their wealth, status, title or because it was…show more content…
She thought to herself “ there would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself” (Chopin). We can tell that she is happy about the situation because “she had been freed from a constricting marriage” in which she followed who and what her husband allowed her to do (Foote 85). Louise would be described as a modern woman in an olden age. Louise “was among that kind of women who were different from the traditional ones,” she wanted to be equal like man (Wan 167). In “The Story of an Hour” we are reminded that “women should attach themselves to their husbands,” in this case Louise did not do this with her husband ( Wan 167). Louise would “break the shackles of the patriarchal culture as she comprehends that she can “live for herself” instead of living the life that her husband “sanctions for her,” she realizes in this quote that she no longer belongs to anybody but herself (Jamil 219). In “The Story of Hour” Kate Chopin not only shows us how women were treated and how women were “controlled” by their husbands, but also that this story was written from a feminist point of view and “can be also be read as a criticism of…show more content…
William Faulkner wrote “A Rose for Emily” during the post-Civil War time period. Emily is the main character; she fell for a man that was actually into men. Homer, “himself had remarked he liked men” and that “he was not a marrying man” in “A Rose for Emily (Faulkner). Ernest Hemingway gives a description that Homer enjoyed the company of men surrounding him. The towns people believed that Emily would “maw him,” which means marry, or “persuade him” before they found out that Homer enjoyed the company of men (Wallace). They would stroll the town together, which leads the narrator to believe that there is definitely a relationship between them. The townspeople saw “him and Miss Emily on Sunday afternoons driving in the yellow-wheeled buggy” (Faulkner). When Homer starts leaving because his work was done, Emily, not only goes ‘shopping’ for him, but she also gets chemicals to kill him with. When she went shopping, she “ordered a man’s toilet set in silver” and “she had bought a complete outfit of men’s clothing, including a nightshirt” (Faulkner). She bought all of those items because she wanted HOmer to be with her forever, no matter what. Emily wanted a companion so desperately that she murdered Homer so that he would stay with her. Emily is like this because her only male figure, her father, had recently passed away. She needs a male companion to fill in that
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