Kate Chopin •She was born 8 February 1850 in America .•She considered by forerunner offeministauthors of the 20th century.•she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in many magazines.•"The Story of an Hour" (our story) was one of her most important short stories.•The people in her stories are usually inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her works are set inNatchitochesin north central
About the storyis a short storywritten on April 19, 1894, and published inVogueon December 6, 1894. Initially, it was written and first published under the title "The Dream of an Hour". It was reprinted inSt. Louis Lifeon January 5, 1895.The title of the short story refers to the time elapsed between the moments at which the protagonist, Louise Mallard, hears that her husband is dead and discovers that he is alive after all.The Story of an Hourwas considered controversial during the 1890s because it deals with a female protagonist who feels liberated by the news of her husband's death.
Characters Mrs. Louise Mallard // protagonist, Young, attractive woman who mourns the reported death of her husband but exults in the freedom she will enjoy in the years to come.Josephine // Mrs. Mallard sisterBrently Mallard's // Mrs. Mallard husbandRichards // Friend of Brently Mallard.
Settings Time : one hour 1: 00Place : The action takes place in an American home in the last decade of the nineteenth Century.
Observance of the UnitiesThe story observes the classical unities of time, place, and action. These unities dictate that the events in a short story should take place (1) in a single day and (2) in a single location as part of (3) a single story line with no subplots. French classical writers, interpreting guidelines established byAristotlefor stage dramas, formulated the unities. Over