Many commentaries can be made of this short story and its themes. For Assignment #5, you must develop an essay which develops any of the themes expressed in the short story. Use the Notes – Writing a Literary Analysis as a guideline.
Follow these specific guidelines when writing your essay.
• The essay must be at least 5 paragraphs and must include a thesis statement located as the last sentence in the first paragraph. Your thesis statement must make an important statement about the story. Don’t forget, you are analyzing for meaning, you are not retelling the story.
• You must include some quotations from the story. Page numbers must be provided in parenthesis after the quotation.
• The essay must be typed and double – spaced. Use Times New Roman 12 pt. font only.
• Do not use a cover page.
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The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin, revolves around the last one hour in the life of Ms. Mallard. But in reality it reveals the truth of her life. Ms. Mallard is the main character of the story, supported by her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richards. Moreover, Brently Mallard, the husband of Ms. Mallard, is the main character in absentia. In this story, published in 1894, the author has probably reflected the situation of women during that period. It captures...