Which lines represent exposition in "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin?
The exposition is the part of the story that provides the essential background information of the narrative and introduces the audience to the characters, settings, and events that are relevant to the plot. In Chopin's celebrated short story "The Story of an Hour," the exposition can be found in the first five sentences. In the first sentence, the audience is introduced to Mrs. Mallard, who is afflicted with a heart condition and is receiving the news of her husband's recent death. In the second sentence, the audience learns that Mrs. Mallard's sister, Josephine, is the person breaking her the difficult news. In the third and fourth sentences, Chopin introduces the audience to Richards, who was the first to learn of the "railroad disaster" and Brently Mallard's death. In the fifth sentence, the audience learns the historical context of the story by the reference of a telegram, which informs the audience that the story is taking place in the late nineteenth century.
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