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The Story of an Hour

The Story of an Hour


by Kate Chopin

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  1. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
    Perhaps no other story is as similar to "The Story of an Hour" as Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." Both stories were written and published around the same time, and both stories question the effects of marriage and domesticity on women through tragic endings.

  2. Women's Movements
    To give some context to Chopin's style of feminism, here's a brief history of women's movements.