Write a critique about the attached short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin.
You may review your answers in Activity 2 of Quarter 3 Week 5 LAS 2 and Activity 2 of Quarter 3 Week 5 LAS
3. Then, develop and organize your answers into paragraphs to compose your independent critique. (Content-
15 points, Coherence and Mechanics-5 points)
With tiny bits of context represented, you might be wondering how Kate Chopin in her “The Story of an Hour” managed to mix genres so skillfully that no reader can understand the irony after reading this story. Chopin’s story serves as a superb ironic representation of how females felt themselves in marriages that were limiting their potential. Now, let’s head on to review how the author works with a narration style to understand what Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is about.We cannot express all skills of the author, Kate Chopin, regarding the expression of irony without taking a look at a plot of this story. As it progresses, alongside all reflections of Louise Mallard, she heads back downstairs. Eventually, she explores that Brently, her husband, has just returned home. Her joy associated with a renewed freedom and self-identification is quickly getting replaced with a genuine shock. As a result, she falls and dies from such a shock.
What is ironic is the ending that Kate Chopin imagined in her story. Once doctors come to inspect Louise, they conclude that she died because of heart disease. This illness was said to be of joy that kills. In Kate Chopin’s short story, one can realize that from a contextual perspective, all doctors, even closer to the end of the nineteenth century, were men. Therefore, not a single medical worker would state a real reason why Louise Mallard died. Presumably, the main forces that provoked a heart disease were shock and horror. Chopin’s irony in this fragment of this story is representative, especially since some readers can really think that this narrative is concerned with joy, but not horrors of news about Brently.