Respond to the following questions:
Why do you think that Chopin decided her main character should have heart disease as opposed to any other ailment?
When the main character is in her room looking out her window, she sees typical scenes from a beautiful spring day. Why would Chopin choose the season of spring for this scene?
The final sentence is full of irony – a common literary device. Merriam-Webster defines dramatic irony as “a literary technique … by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.” Why is the last sentence of “The Story of an Hour” so ironic?
In addition to your main response, you must also post substantive responses to at least two of your classmates’ posts in this thread. Your response should include elements such as follow-up questions, further exploration of topics from the initial post, or requests for further clarification or explanation on some points made by the classmates.
these will also help answer following questions
Chapter 23 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster — click on the link titled “23. It’s Never Just Heart Disease…” and read that chapter only.
Chapter 20 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thoma C. Foster — click on the link titled “20. …So Does Season” and read that chapter only
here are the links for chapters 20 and 23, these 2 chapters will help respond to discussion
here is peer response (1):
Hello class and Professor.
– I think that Chopin decided that her main character should have heart disease because it contributes to the fact that she is in love with her husband, but his presence was also suffocating so throughout the course of their relationship she felt unhappy and oppressed. I learned that her heart disease was both physical and meaningful too. We know that for sure she had a heart condition but the shock of seeing Brently her husband would hurt her just as much because she knew she’d lose the freedom she had left to live.
– Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. It’s a season that represents renewal, happiness, freedom, and joy. I would understand why Chopin decided to pick this season for this scene. We learn that all Mrs. Millard ever wanted was freedom, a new life, the ability to feel free and live solely for herself. The season of springtime gives the readers an idea of what Mrs. Millard had hoped for in her journey to new life.
– Throughout the story, we learn that Louis is happy that she feels free of her marriage. However, the last sentence is so ironic because the Doctors mentioned how
“she died of joy” when in reality she died of how little her joy of freedom lasted, she died from shock and disappointment in seeing that her husband was alive after having believed that he had been dead.
please respond to peer using 5-7 sentences and ask questions if possible.