The Story of an Hour – By Kate Chopin

“The Story of an Hour” was a story that I thought had a good twist to it. The ending of the story was not what I thought it would be, it was a different outcome. At the beginning of the story Chopin writes that Mrs. Mallard has “heart trouble”, so from that I thought she was an older lady. A few paragraphs later she is described as “young, with a fair, calm face” so now my view of Mrs. Mallard has changed.


To me I see the ending as more important in this story then the setting. The setting didn’t seem to be that important because it wasn’t described that deeply compared to the ending of the story. The ending gives the story a whole new twist. From having Mrs. Mallard think her husband has died so she is finally “free, free, free” to her husband coming home. She is overwhelmed with the fact that she can live her life by herself now and does not have to be in the relationship anymore. But when her husband comes home she is shocked.

I would have to agree that I think Chopin is a creator of clever plot twists. How she turned everything around in this short story. She made her audience think one way throughout the story but in the end she brings out a twist. Her way of developing a story line was very good.


This is my first blog in Lit Class

I am excited for blogging.