Comparing The Story of an Hour with Two kinds

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Comparing The Story of an Hour with Two kinds The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin and Two Kinds by Amy Tan are two good stories. The women of both stories attempt to overcome their oppression by finding an outlet. They tried to find something or do something that would comfort them. Both stories also share the use of strong symbolism to convey the setting and create mood. In The Story of an Hour, it covers only one hour in Louise Mallard’s life—from the moment she learns of her husband’s death to the moment he unexpected returns alive. At first we are told that Louise has heart trouble and we found that there was little significance of having this disease other than as a reason for her to die at the end of the story. When she learns about her husband’s death, she reacts with obvious grief. She begins to realize that she is an independent woman now. She feels free, although her husband never imposed his will on her. It appears that she was oppressed until she was freed and in being free life has taken on new meaning. But in the end, her husband
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ACC 200 taught by Professor Minliu during the Spring '11 term at Universidad Europea de Madrid.

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