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Kate Chopin's Life and Writings

In five pages this paper examines the Victorian time period that shaped the life and writings of Kate Chopin and analyzes the femi...

Kate Chopin and Marriage Aspects

In ten pages Chopin's stories 'Desiree's Baby,' 'The Story of an Hour,' and 'A Respectable Woman' are examined in terms of their t...

3 Short Stories About Growing Up

She has been given the opportunity, or so she thinks, to finally live a life that is solely hers. There is a powerful sense of fre...

Andrew Dubus/Dancing After Hours

viewpoint. His point appears to be that life is, in general, a painful, isolated experience, as the connections that people feel...

John Updike/The Rumor

circle. It soon becomes apparent that everyone with whom Sharon and Frank come into contact know the rumor and believe it. This cr...

'The Pardoner's Tale' and Avarice

Before he begins the tale, he explains that he is a greedy devil, and it is through his physicality and his voice that they are di...

James Baldwin's 'Sonny's Blues,' Joyce Carol Oates' 'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?' and Maturity

In three pages this paper contrasts and compares how the maturity theme is featured in each of these stories....

The Lesson #2 by Toni Cade Bambara

This 5 page paper discusses the central theme of Toni Cade Bambara's story The Lesson #2....

Madness And Depression As Common Literary Themes

for the best. Soon, however, a sudden sense of calm overcomes her as she whispers "free, free, free" (Chopin PG). Mrs. Mal...

Analysis: “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” and “The Hours”

happy: "Except that one day Haroun asked one question too many, and then all hell broke loose" (Rusdie, 1990, p. 8). The question ...

3 Expert Tales of Death

later in the story, Montressor relates that his family was once "great and numerous" (Poe 146). The use of the past tense indicate...

Identity: “The Story of an Hour”

she sits she possesses "a dull stare" possessed of a gaze that "was fixed away off yonder on one of those patches of blue sky. It ...

THEMES OF INNER CONFLICT IN "THE STORY OF AN HOUR"

life would be long with sunny days and happiness. This reluctant joy at a husbands death could be considered even more of...

Themes and Symbolism in 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin

In five pages this short story is analyzed in terms of perspective, setting, tone, style, and symbolism. Seven sources are cited ...

The Benefits of the Silk Route and Potential Influences on Chinas' Stability

the real value of the road may be appreciated. The initial transactions were based n trade, while silk was a desired product; th...

Statistical Testing

The t-test gives as a score of 1.5691772 and the p-value (which is a probability value) is 0.074085. From this result there is a s...

Master of the Rohan Hours

("Master"). It is also believed by scholars that the extensive biblical cycle contained in the Rohan Hours is based on the Bible m...

Michael Cunningham's The Hours

housebound in Los Angeles in 1949. Sally has learned that she is pregnant again, and gives herself the time to read Virginia Wool...

2 Short Stories on Clashing Religious and Social Values

In five pages this paper examines how social and religious values collide in a contrast and comparison of the short stories 'The S...

Kate Chopin's Depiction of Marriage

In five pages this paper examines how Kate Chopin depicts marriage in the short stories 'The Storm,' 'Story of an Hour' and 'Ripe ...

Kate Chopin's 'Story of an Hour' as a Good Short Story Example

makes the story powerful is that hour where the woman sits alone. And watching her character develop and learn is what makes the t...

Women's Emotions in the Works of Kate Chopin

"dances" out to the fig trees each day to check on their ripeness (Ripe Figs). When she finds them to be "little hard, green marb...

Analysis of Five American Short Stories

for an hour, thinking about her past, her relationship, and her future. As she ponders she begins to really experience a sense of ...

Short Stories of Kate Chopin

the change from their boring and traditional lives as parents and spouses. They are independent creatures in a society that does n...

The Power, and Pain, of Freedom: Chopin’s The Story of an Hour

grows a bit fearful. "There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully...she felt it, creeping out of the s...

Death in Chopin’s The Story of an Hour

her emotions to get the better of her. But, then again, if one looks back in history, at the time this story was written, that hea...

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

more poignant due to their downtrodden setting. The approach of the characters is generally reacted to events which are around th...

The Heart in The Story of an Hour

the end, of her heart and a possible "condition" and so the reader may well dismiss this fact in a first reading. But, at the same...

The Story of an Hour

outside of this reality. Prior to focusing on these elements within the story it is imperative that a person understand the Vict...

Nineteenth Century Patriarchy and Kate Chopin

This essay is on nineteenth century writer Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour." The position presented is that this n...