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What would be a good alternative title for this story, "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin?  Also I need some help in the first paragraph. Also I need some help in the first paragraph below: In an ideal society, there is always a feeling of restrain to the extent of expression both physical and verbal. The society can be identified as the source of norms that come with restrictions. The society conventionally forms our surrounding in the context of extent of expression. Our expressions have ins pun (insert punctuation) in most cases ins pun/wordy been subjected to conformity to facets that under the confines of harmonious society and a breach of the same is subjected to criticism, rebuke or conflict in the society awk/ unclear. Therefore, the surrounding; identifiable inevitability of interaction and allegiance is fundamental of norms that conceive restriction. This paper seeks to evaluate the story of an hour and asses the conceptualization that the surrounding defines restriction that aligns the extent of freedom as expressed in this story. The American heritage dictionary defines freedom as the condition of being free of restraints. This translates freedom as overcoming restraints or absent of restraints. From this definition restriction is a core to the existence of freedom. Restrain has no shape or form whatsoever (Osho, 24).In the context of the story of an hour, Mrs. Mallard lives in the 1800’s when a woman experienced restriction and limited freedom.

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Chopin's own original title for the story was "The Dream of an Hour." This is an effective title in some respects, because it suggests that Louise's hopes for the future, while appealing to her, may not last. The word "dream" can also connote an unrealistic fantasy, and some critics (such as Lawrence Berkove) do see Louise as a woman not entirely in touch with reality. Chopin may have changed the title of the story because perhaps it gave too much away. Perhaps it implied, from the beginning, that Louise's "dream" would prove ephemeral. The abrupt irony of the story's ending would therefore be less effective. The title "The Story of an Hour" is neutral and objective; it gives nothing away. It implies a simple narrative whose outcome is unknown. For these reasons, Chopin seems to have been wise to change the title.

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