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Essay on Life and Death in One Hour

Assignment id 1010782
Discipline Biology
Assignment type Essay
Words 1823
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From the readings I did this week, I chose the story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin to write my paper . I chose this story because I believed it'd be a fascinating story to analyze. It takes something that seems to be understandable and then changes it in a way I do not know if everyone would know. I will analyze the writing using the reader-response strategy. In my analysis of this piece, I wish to find the hints the Kate Chopin put in the narrative that showed me that things are not as they look. To begin with, I want to check at the reader-response approach. This approach came from a mix of two strategies that the elitist and the populist approaches from the nineteen hundreds sixties and seventies (Harkin, 2005). In reader-response strategy, I want to take my sense about the narrative and account for them by linking them with concepts of literature (Clugston, 2010, section 16.2). Now, I wish to examine the story and look at what I saw in the narrative beside the fact that I believed it would be intriguing in study. The first thing in the story that caught my attention was in line three when it talks about Mrs. Mallard husband's friend was near her (Clugston, 2010, part 2). To me that has been somewhat ambiguous. I know that Richards was the one to hear the information about Brently Mallard's death and brought it to Josephine so a person near Mrs. Mallard could break the news to her because of her heart disease (Clugston, 2010, section 2). That which I am not sure about is not just why he stayed but why he remained "near". If it was that, he was just a fantastic buddy. I am able to understand him staying to assist Mrs. Mallard and her sister at the time of grief but again why "close". I would think that if he sta...

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