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Essays 181 - 210

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...

Chopin’s Edna and Ibsen’s Nora

after the stories are done. In the beginning of both of the novels the women seem to be relatively happy, and perhaps ignorant, ...

Early Feminist Writings by Chopin and Ibsen

when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death; the face that had never looked save with love upon her" (Chopin). Her husband...

Literary Elements in Poems "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson and "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and William Faulkner's Short Story "A Rose for Emily"

each. An allegory, while closely associated with symbols or symbolism, is a unique literary element in that everything within the...

Chopin’s Awakening

lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation...The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace" (C...

"The Story of an Hour," Effect of Patriarchy

This essay pertains to "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. The writer presents the argument that the principal point that Chopi...

Chopin's Awakening and Smart's By Grand Central Station

background. Chopin does not relate a great deal about Ednas early life, but what she does indicate is extremely revealing, as the ...

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...

Setting in The Story of an Hour

her and is keeping her emotions and thoughts to herself, never letting them in. In fact the only one who is allowed in is the read...

Chopin and O’Connor

gently as possible the news of her husbands death" (Chopin). In these two simple descriptions it is very evident that the women ar...

Calixta in “The Storm”

an adulterous tryst that ends up happily for everyone connected with it. It is beautiful, charming and - although it sounds strang...

Chopin’s Tragic “Hour”

The Awakening is a brilliant study of a womans gradual realization of how stifling her life is, and what happens when she refuses ...

Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

52). Close examination of "Story of an Hour" reveals the manner of Louise Mallards death, i.e., murder, and also the message that ...

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...

Chopin/The Awakening/Suicide as Closure

the beginning of the novel? Why does Edna not try to follow the same path as her artistic mentor, Mm. Reisz, who lives the indepen...

American Literature: Realism

one could present. In Gilmans The Yellow Wallpaper her story, which is fictional, is actually based largely on her own experienc...

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...

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 ...

'The Awakening' by Kate Chopin and its Themes

one dies alone is something that is realized here. In the end, Edna commits the ultimate act. No one can die with another human be...

Life of Kate Chopin and 'Story of an Hour'

She was the eldest of seven children and, though the family was well-established, they had fallen on hard times (Kate Chopin, A Wo...

Suicide in 'The Awakening' by Kate Chopin

according to Wolff, cannot find a "partner or audience with whom to build her new story" and she is unable to build one all by her...

Edna Pontellier's Self Experience in The Awakening by Kate Chopin

believed that "Authority, coercion are what is needed" as the "only way to manage a wife," and seemed unaware that the may have "c...

"Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin

This essay asserts that in order to comprehend the motivation and action portrayed in Kate Chopin's short story "Story of an Hour,...

A Comparative View of Female Protagonists

changes in her life have both positive and negative implications. At the onset of the story, Janie is a character who is unable t...

Nature and Poetic Views Contrasted

his moment in nature (Wakefield 354). But while the first stanza ends the implied assumption that the poet need not concern hims...

Human Nature and Conflict in 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin

In five pages this paper discusses human nature and the conflict that exists between social expectations and human needs within th...

Comparison of A Jury of Her Peers and A Respectable Woman

In five pages these Susan Glaspell and Kate Chopin short stories are contrasted and compared in terms of common threads of social ...

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...

O. Henry & Hemingway, Plus A Little on Faulkner

waiter, like the old man who is their customer, has no connections in the world. While Della and James have love and a deep inti...

Faulkner/Knight's Gambit

starting point by which to judge his slow drift away from this position towards enforcing justice as he sees it. In "Monk," Faul...