The Machine That Won The War And The Story Of An Hour Analysis

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The Machine that Won the War and The Story of an Hour There are many similarities and differences in these two concise stories that were written in the 18 and 19 hundreds. From the foreshadowing to the suspense to the conflicts and themes, these stories will make you think in a different way and hopefully help you learn some important lessons for your life. Even though the stories The Machine that Won the War by Isaac Asmovi and The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin share the same similarities in their figures of speech, they also have differences that need to be pointed out. Similarities share an important part in these two stories. It brings the foreshadowing, suspense, and then the irony together that keeps the stories interesting and fun to read. In The Machine that Won the War we see foreshadowing first thing in the story; “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”(introduction paragraph). Likewise, in The Story of an Hour we see foreshadowing deeper into the story, “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it…” (9th paragraph). We see foreshadowing in different parts of the story but they both have it which brings about suspense. Suspense is a feeling of excitement or anxious uncertainty about what may happen; which both stories have and make the stories more enjoyable to read.

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