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  • The Story of an Hour eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    The first paragraph of the story consists of a single sentence that communicates several pieces of information. What facts do you learn from the sentence? What can you infer from it? Who are Josephine and Richards? Describe how each of them demonstrates concern for Mrs. Mallard. After learning that her husband has been...

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  • The Story of an Hour eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Kate Chopin's “The Story of an Hour.” Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, Chopin’s short story has been a mainstay of English classrooms for generations. While it has its challenges—spare story-telling and moments of irony—teaching this text to your class will be rewarding for...

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  • The Awakening eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to explain what Edna’s awakening is, what causes it, and how it develops over the course of one year in her life; describe Edna’s relationships with Léonce Pontellier, Robert Lebrun, and Alcée Arobin and how the relationships differ;  describe...

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  • The Awakening eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Kate Chopin's The Awakening, a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone,...

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  • The Awakening eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    Sample Prompts:  Both chapter 1 and chapter 2 end with references to the Pontellier children. How and why might these references be significant? What do the references suggest about the differences between Mr. Pontellier and Robert? Mr. Pontellier is often perceived by many readers of this novel in fairly negative terms. Are there...

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