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Unformatted text preview: Literature and Community Paula Bletcherr ENG 125 Professor Reed September, 22, 2008 Literature and Community 1 Literature has many doors that open and relate to our community. There is so much expression and character in stories, poems and plays. At times when I read stories, I place myself as the main character and what he/she will be going through. There can be humor, tragedy and drama in stories all with different climaxes and plots. The story “The Story of an Hour” (Dianne, pg. 38) tells of a woman who gets the news of her husband’s death from a horrible accident. She seems grief stricken at first, but later as she is by herself alone in her room, she realizes that she is free, free to breathe once again. At the end of the story, she is confronted by seeing her husband and the realization of him being very much alive, the shock, caused her very death. I related to that story just as many other ladies probably did. In today’s society, it’s not uncommon for women to be unhappy in their marriage, and at the time of that...
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