Story of an Hour

Story of an Hour

  • Submitted By: rclose
  • Date Submitted: 05/02/2013 10:32 AM
  • Category: English
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“Good People”

Kate Chopin writes The story of an Hour using irony to draw the audience into the plot. Kate Chopin strategically writes her story leading her readers down one road then at the conclusion she dramatically switches our worries to something the audience would never have seen coming. Martin Gansberg is the author of 38 Who Saw Murder Didnt’ Call The Police. This is a coverage of a real murder that took place in the 1600’s. Gansberg’s purpose of writing is to clearly send a message to his audience. He does this by brutally feeding us concrete facts that not only opens up the readers eyes but can potentially change a persons decision on what they do in future situations similar to those that he talks about in his coverage on the murder. Chopin’s work and Gansbergs work have completely different purposes for being written. Both pieces of work also come from opposite ends of the spectrum with their writing styles. However, the authors writings do compare in that they both rely on the audiences ability to become emotionally attached with the story so that the significance behind the plot of each story has a deeper, more emotion filled meaning.

A The story of an hour, by Kate Chopin, is an ironic commentary. Written about a married woman, Mrs. Mallard, who lives day in and day out with a fatal heart condition.
Very sensitive to emotion and stressful situations Mrs. Mallard and her close friends and family need to be carful what pressure she endures in her life. The irony sets in when her family has to carefully break the news that her husband had been killed in a train accident. Scared that the news may “break her heart” the relatives let her wander up stairs to her room to sulk alone. Surprisingly Mrs. Mallard isn’t heart broken, but relieved, she feels free. No longer slaved to the man of the house. Drastically the story changes when her husband, missing the train earlier that day, surprisingly walks through the front door. The story ends with...

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