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Answers for “The Story of an Hour” 1. Protagonist- Mrs. Louise Mallard 2. Protagonist’s main characteristic –feels oppressed/desires freedom 3. other characters- Richards, Josephine, and Brently Mallard 4. Setting: a. Location- Mallard house b. Time Period- late 1800’s c. Time elapsed- one hour 5. Plot Development: a. Exposition- When they take great care to break the news to her b. Complication- the way she receives the news c. Rising Action- from the time she hears the news to the time she descends the stairs “like a goddess of Victory” d. Climax-Brently enters, Josephine screams, Louise dies e. Falling Action- none f. Resolution- Doctor comes and gives diagnosis 6. Main Conflict- internal conflict- to accept or not to accept her happiness 7. Point of View- 3 rd person limited (but detached to some degree) 8. Tone (one word) ironic, dramatic, detached

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