The Story of an Hour

Analyze the plot of the story (Beginning- conflict-rising action-climax-falling action-ending).

After you read the story, explain the setting of the story.

Who is the main character? minor characters?

What do you think is the theme of the story? (Your opinion)

What does the writer try to convey in the story? (The writer’s intention)

What words does the writer use for telling the main message?

What social class do you think the main character belongs to?

Explain the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Mallard. 

How was Louise treated by her husband? In the story what does Mr. Bentley symbolize?

How is Louise different from other women? How do you know the difference? 

Can you tell the contemporary social status of women in the story?

Can you tell what Louise experiences after she hears her husband’s death?

How does Louise look to others?

What does she really yearn for?

What irony can you see in the story?

Why do you think Louise died?

What are the roles of the characters in the story? Josephine, Richards, and Brently.

Why does Chopin describe the kind intention and cruel intention?

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