Beauchamp PhillipeThe Story of an HourClose Reading1. Mrs. Mallard has a heart trouble so Josephine and Richards try to be very gentle to her when they tell her her husband is dead. They didn’t want her to have a heart attack. 4/42. Most women would have heard the story with disbelief. They would have been unable to accept such an event at first. 4/43. Mrs. Mallard wept automatically in her sister’s arms, suddenly and wildly. Then, she went to her room, alone. 4/44. At first, Mrs. Mallard is too shocked to think. Then, she realizes that she is free and that she will finally live for her own sake. 4/45. Brently Mallard always felt he had the right to impose his will upon his wife. He apparently didn’t love her. 0/46. Mrs. Mallard is unhappy in her marriage because she feels trapped. She doesn’t feel that she has enough freedom from her husband. 4/47. It is the crime of taking someone else’s freedom and trapping it into marriage. 4/410. The title “The Story of an Hour” means that the whole action took place in less than an hour. 3/4Foreshadowing1. The first obvious example of foreshadowing is saying that Mrs. Mallard has a heart trouble. This makes the reader think that she will maybe die from it. Also, the whole 9th paragraph foreshadows that she will die. The narrator tells that Mrs. Mallard is feeling something scary come to her. Finally, there is another sentence that hints that she will die of a heart attack, when it is said that her pulse is beating fast and her blood is relaxing her body. 4/4Theme2. The main theme of the story is women’s obedience to men in a marriage. 4/435/40
Beauchamp PhillipeDiscuss how Chopin uses irony effectively throughout the story“The Story of an Hour” is a story written in 1890 by Kate Chopin. This woman is known to have influenced the American feminist movement in the beginning of the 20th century. In this short story, Mrs. Mallard learns that her husband is dead in a railroad accident. After crying at first, she then retreats in her room to think. She realizes that she is finally free from her husband’s authority; she can live for her own sake. Her joy is so big that when she gets out of her room, she dies from a heart attack. Mr. Mallard then arrives back home and sees her dead wife; he actually wasn’t in the railroad accident. This story depicts irony in an effective way. As a matter of fact, this literary technique makes the reader think, because he needs to see that the events do not cause the emotions that type of occurrences usually provoke. Irony in this text also useful to show the main themes related to it.You need to read the story again, you didn't understand important parts of it: mostly chronology. In this paragraph concerning content, organization, development and style, working on the followings: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, would improve your text.In this paragraph concerning grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling, working on the followings: 12, 14 would improve your text.
Beauchamp PhillipeThe short story is ironic in many ways. First of all, the fact that Mr. Mallard is technically dead and Mrs. Mallard is alive is ironic, because at the end of the tale he is in fact alive and she is dead. This is effective because it shows how life is peculiarly made; strange events like that happen all the time. Kate Chopin wanted to put emphasis on the oddity and real irony of life. It is also ironic that Mrs. Mallard dies from a heart attack. People could believe such a death would be caused by the too huge grief of losing her husband. In fact, it is the happiness due by the news of his death that killed her. One could think that since the heart is the organ related to love, Mrs. Mallard died of love. This portrays irony, since she actually didn’t love him. In this paragraph concerning content, organization, development and style, working on the followings: 3, 4, 6/9, 6, would improve your text.In this paragraph concerning grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling, working on the followings: 12, would improve your text. Another example of irony is when Mrs. Mallard, the main character, is blooming with exaltation at the news of her husband’s death. Even this is ironic; a loved-one who dies should not cause joy. What is even more ironic is that her relief is unfounded, since Mr. Mallard isn’t really dead. When she realizes that she is free and that the future will be better, she isn’t even right because her husband isn’t actually dead. It is ironic because Louise Mallard is convinced of something but in reality the opposite is happening. The reader also believes that Mrs. Mallard will be a free woman, but instead of taking advantage of her situation, she dies of a heart attack. This irony is very effective because it supports the most important theme of the story; women do not have enough rights before men and can’t gain some in any way. The irony confirms the principal idea, which is also related with the time period in which the short story was written. In conclusion, irony used in this story is very effective to make a point about feminism and to make the reader reflect about life’s symbols. These themes are still accurate even though the story was written more than a hundred years ago.In this paragraph concerning content, organization, development and style, working on the followings: 3, 4, 6, 6/9, would improve your text.In this paragraph concerning grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling, working on the followings: would improve your text. 537 wordsTitle : yesContent: 14/20Coherence: 13/20Style and Syntax: 15/20Total 42/60Vocabulary: 16/20 Grammar: 8/10Spelling and punct.: 10/10Total 34/40 76% = 30,4/40(Part 1) 35 + (Part 2) 30,4 = 65,4/80