“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin | Writing Women
Analysis of The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin – …
• In the short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin there are examples of dramatic, situational, and verbal irony.
(i) Dramatic Irony: Where the audience or reader is aware of something important, of which the the characters in the story are not aware (or vise-versa).
(ii) Situational Irony: Where an event occurs that is not expected.
(iii) Verbal Irony: Where the meaning of the expression is, or is intended to be, the exact opposite of what the words literally mean.
Character versus Society
In the story, society downgrades women.
Short Stories: The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
The three-story building at the southeast corner of Royal and Governor Nichols street, to some the most famous private residence in old New Orleans, gained its eerie title, ‘The Haunted House,’ from an oft-repeated tale in which spirits of tortured slaves clank their chains during the midnight hours in remembrance of awful punishment meted out to them by their mistress – a high-bred lady of old New Orleans who had been charged with finding an uncanny delight in dealing inhumanly with her slaves.
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Nevertheless, women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do.