Study Guide

The Story of an Hour Characters

By Kate Chopin

Mrs. Louise Mallard

Mrs. Mallard is the character we know the most about by far. Of course, that's not saying much....

Mr. Brently Mallard

For much of the story we think Mr. Mallard is dead. He doesn't appear in person until the end,...

Josephine

We don't know that much about Josephine – we don't even know her last name. She's Mrs....

Richards

In a story that focuses so much on time – on what can happen in an hour and how much a...