The Story of an Hour

by

Kate Chopin

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The Story of an Hour Symbols

The Window

When Louise Mallard shuts herself in her room, she sits in front of a window. The window is open, symbolizing a sense of possibility and a reinvigoration of Louise’s senses and, therefore, her feeling…

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Louise’s Weak Heart

Louise’s heart trouble symbolizes her emotional delicacy. It presents her with a conundrum: allow herself to experience the full capacity of human feeling and consequently risk her health, or stifle and repress her emotions…

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