The Story of an Hour
by Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Hearts are frequently used to symbolize love in Western art and culture. We bet you've seen this emoticon before:
The fear of death hovers over the Mallards' house like a constant specter. People are always trying to keep it away. Even on the best of normal days, Mrs. Mallard has to be guarded against a potent...
Time, An Hour
See our sections "What's Up With the Title?" and "Themes: Time" for more on the motif of "time" within the story.