Without using facts from "The Story of an Hour", what would be the third aspect or main point to be analyzed. Please explain.Without using facts from "The Story of an Hour", what would be...
Without using facts from "The Story of an Hour", what would be the third aspect or main point to be analyzed. Please explain.
One aspect of the story that could be analyzed without using facts from the story would be the role of women and how women were treated at the time the story was published in 1894. It's obvious that Chopin wanted to say something about the need for women to be treated as equal citizens, especially in marriage. Remember, this was an age before women could vote and, in many states they were treated more as property of the husband rather than equal partners in a relationship. This is also the theme of other works Chopin wrote, most notably, in novel, "The Awakening".
An aspect that is contained within the story, but is not exclusively the topic is the idea of an unfulfilled life. A life of waiting for the chance to choose to fulfill one's desires to travel, to become educated, to become an artist, all left unfulfilled by an untimely and early death.
Kate Chopin actually analyzes these topics, as a commentator above mentioned in "The Awakening." Similarly, in The Story of an Hour, the character suffers from an unfulfilled life. A life dominated by the words "what if."
Another aspect that could be analyzed would be the traditional roles of women in marriages and how those roles could suppress women's own desires and needs. They were expected to conform to certain ideals, and this left little room for women to be able to still be themselves and have their own interests and desires. The roles became focused on their husbands and ultimately supporting their needs and desires.
It also addresses the misconception that in earlier times all women wanted were beautiful homes where they could develop their domestic skills as they took care of their families and good men who would love them and work hard to support them.