The story of an hour || Bus Stop

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1. Setting

1.1. Place

1.1.1. The Mallard family home

1.2. Tone

1.2.1. Ironic People around Mrs.Mallard think she's very sad about her husband's death but the one who is dead is Mrs. Mallard, killed by joy.

1.2.2. Dramatic

2. Theme

2.1. Forbidden joy of independence

3. Plot

3.1. Introduction

3.1.1. Mrs. Mallard has heart trouble and suddenly hears about her husband passing away from Josephine and Richards.

3.2. Rising action

3.2.1. She is shocked and goes to a room alone. She feels conflicted about her emotions.

3.3. Climax

3.3.1. Mrs. Mallard seems terrified of what is coming and soon realizes it’ freedom. She feels liberated for the first time since her marriage.

3.4. Falling action

3.4.1. Mrs. Mallard now looks forward to her new life as an independent woman and she leaves her room and descend the stairs with her sister who standing outside of her room waiting anxiously.

3.5. Resolution

3.5.1. Suddenly,her supposedly dead husband Mr. Mallard comes home. When Mrs. Mallard saw him she had a tremendous shock and dies.

4. Characters

4.1. Louise Mallard

4.1.1. Unwell "Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble" Par 1, Kate Chopin

4.1.2. Trapped in an unwanted relationship "Free! Body and soul free!" she kept whispering." Par 13, Kate Chopin

4.2. Brently Mallard

4.2.1. Kind "the kind, tender hands folded in death" Par 11, Kate Chopin.

4.3. Josephine

4.3.1. A caring sister "Louise, open the door! I beg; open the door--you will make yourself ill. What are you doing, Louise? For heaven's sake open the door." Par 14, Kate Chopin.

4.4. Richards

4.4.1. A good friend of Brently "Richard's quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife." Par 17, Kate Chopin

5. Literacy device

5.1. Foreshadowing

5.1.1. "Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death" Par 1, Kate Chopin The introduction foreshadows the ending of the story, Mrs. Mallard's heart condition affects the conclusion of the story.

5.2. Simile

5.2.1. "She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will--as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been. " Par 10, Kate Chopin

5.3. Personification

5.3.1. "When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slightly parted lips. " Par 10, Kate Chopin

5.4. Imagery

5.4.1. "The notes of a distant song which some one was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves." Par 5, Kate Chopin

6. Type of conflict

6.1. Internal

6.1.1. She was confused by her emotions and soon realize it's the feeling of freedom from being owned

7. Characters

7.1. Narrator

7.1.1. Traumatized "I said to her without thinking,sitting in the third seat in the row closest to the window and i was doing algebraic equations when it happened." p.103, W.D.Valgardson

7.2. Pilot

7.3. Pilot's mother

8. Setting

8.1. Time

8.1.1. Winter "We couldn't see it, but we know it by heart,the curve of frozen sand, the kilometers of ice." p.102, W.D.Valgardson

8.2. Place

8.2.1. In algebra class

8.3. Tone

8.3.1. Sad "It was a dull day with solid cloud cover.' p.102, W.D.Valgardson

9. Theme

9.1. Treasure the ones you love because you could lose them in an instant

10. Plot

10.1. Introduction

10.1.1. The narrator is sitting in algebra class.

10.2. Rising action

10.2.1. Everyone in class heard the sirens fall and rise, it got closer and closer.

10.3. Climax

10.3.1. Across the lake, a pillar of smoke rose as the flying T-33 started lowering, it caught everyone's eyes. Afterwards, the second jet came onto the scene, passing the school, it was so low it made the desks trembled.

10.4. Falling action

10.4.1. The plane went through the ice and left a hole, next to it was the body of a young pilot in training.

10.5. Resolution

10.5.1. Years have gone by but the narrator is still and reme what happened vividly. It traumatized. One day he was at the bus stop and he had a conversation with the pilot's mother.

11. Literacy devices

11.1. Anaphora

11.1.1. "White ice, white clouds with a narrow band of daylight between"p.102, W.D.Valgardson

11.2. Imagery

11.2.1. "Beyond the houses and the bare limbs of the maple, there was the lake."p.102, W.D.Valgardson

12. Type of conflict

12.1. Internal

12.1.1. He is scarred by this traumatizing event and he is trying to overcome it.