The Story Of An Hour Critical Analysis

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Authors write stories sometimes based on their beliefs, despite conflicting influences like society or normalities of eras. Because of this, their themes can be quite straightforward and based on the time period. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Susan Glaspell's “A Jury of Her Peers,” the female protagonists have the craving for freedom from their state of living; this passion of freedom shapes their environment and influences on the people they love and on their own self. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” the main protagonist, Mrs. Mallard, suddenly realizes that she has the potential to be free after hearing the statement of her husband’s death. This sudden epiphany causes the desire of freedom in her to burst into emotion, both…show more content…
With freedom, all three women could be able to express how they felt and thought without prejudiced and biased discrimination. In “The Story of an Hour,” the main protagonist longs for a sense of freedom when the news of her husband’s death impacts her emotions and thoughts, ironically, for the better. This longing becomes a desire; a desire which is so impactful that it overtakes her senses and thoughts. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” all Jane wants is to be free from her confinement away from her love, her freedom, her life. She wants to escape from the aliment which hangs over her. In “A Jury of Her Peers,” both Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale relate to the struggles Minnie Foster faced being oppressed during the time period as a woman and assist her live in freedom by saving her due to hiding evidence. All of the stories follow the theme of freedom and womens’ expressionism during this time period and their struggle to achieve bliss. All three stories use the same theme of freedom as a connection to women during this time period and their endeavours for their rights and
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