Words of Wisdom:

"Asking why is a waste of breath" - SETH


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Satish Patel                                                                                                                       Patel 1
Professor Rita Jones-Hyde                                                        
English Comp. 2
May 27, 2010
“The Story of an Hour” and “Eveline”

        In many ways, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is very similar to the “Eveline” by James Joyce. Both stories shares similar themes about a call for a freedom. Both stories took place in late 1800’s, main characters in both stories, Eveline in “Eveline” and Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” are similar in many and both stories end ironically.
      Both stories took place in late 1800’s, when woman did not have all the freedom in the society, and man played the dominant role over woman. In the story of “Eveline”, the character of Eveline didn’t have a lot of independence. She got beat up by her father, she worked hard to keep the house together and to watch her siblings. There was no respect for her in the society she lived. In “The story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard had better living conditions, her husband loved her and she also had more independence, but she felt free after hearing that her husband was dead. She felt that now she only has to worry about herself.
    Both characters are waiting for freedom on their lives. Eveline is leaving miserable life with her father where she has to do all the work in the house. She is deeply scared of the unknown. She is in love with Frank or rather Frank is in love with her and wants to take her away to Buenos Ayres where the two would get married and live a life of her dreams. But she thinks about how she also had happy days with her father and how she promised her mother that she
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would take care of the house. She is scared that she would also be controlled by Frank,...


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