The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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How could “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin be described as realistic fiction?

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Works of literary realism aim to represent reality in a truthful way. Realist writers often write about everyday people doing everyday things, going about their lives in a way that is meant to feel realistic and honest. They tend to stay away from romanticizing topics like, for example, marriage.

In this story, Chopin certainly avoids romanticizing Mrs. Mallard's marriage or her life as a married woman. A...

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