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  • Explication of Setting for Kate Chopins "The Story of an Hour"

    In Kate Chopins' "The Story of an Hour", there is a lot of information about the setting missing from the story and I think it helps it overall, being an already condensed story with very little action or dialogue between any of the characters; this seems to help by saving the space for describing in great details Mrs. Mallard and her feelings and how she reacted to the news of her husband’s death “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sisters arms” (Chopin 115). Mrs. Mallard

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    The Story of An Hour Because of Mrs. Mallard's heart condition, everyone basically tiptoes around her and treats her carefully. When her sister and family friend discover Mr. Mallard got killed in an accident, they take time to gently tell Mrs. Mallard that her husband has died. Mrs. Mallard cries her eyes out, then goes to her room to be by herself and locks the door.Inside, she seems terrified of some knowledge that's coming to her and finally realizes that it's her freedom. Even though she

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    Many females with a low education tend to follow their husbands commands. These circumstances are shown to us In The Story Of An Hour, by Kate Chopin, she explains in her short story how men and women observed life. Men were responsible of certain things and women were responsible of certain duties as well. This was normal for a typical matrimony in the late 1800’s. In this short story the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard, lives with her husband, Mr. Mallard, in a rural setting. There has been a railroad

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    ** ‘’VIEWPOINTS’’ The Story Of The Hour, by Kate Chopin, is about woman who struggles with oppression brought on by her husband and her secret desire for freedom. Mrs. Mallard doesn’t know how truly unhappy she is until she is told that he has died in train accident. The story is limited to a third-person point of view, but is not short on drama thanks to the structure and style of Chopin’s writing. Her theme of oppression is reveled by the irony of the story, in which she discovers a sense

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    people think that beauty is the most important thing. As a child grows up, society brainwashes them into thinking that looks are more important than anything else. Every little girl has had a Barbie doll, and that Barbie is always beautiful with an hour glass figure and this is where it all starts. When a child becomes a teenager, their body starts to change and develop into ways that society may not improve of. Then when adulthood is reached, some spend a lot of money to change their appearance

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    In Kate Choplin’s “The story of an hour” ( 1894) we read and see the view of a house wife’s life, and a insight on how she feels about the death of her husband as well as the reaction she has when she finds out that he is indeed -- not deceased. In this Reader response approach I will give you my view on how this story captured my attention and interest with its witty title, and how it shows the irony of one woman’s life changed in one hour. Kate choplin’s short story gives us an insight of how

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    Cong Yin 1343685 Mrs. Mallard’s unhappy marriage in “the story of an hour”by Kate Chopin In Kate Chopin’s short story “The story of an hour”. Chopin keenly explores the status being of married women back in the late 1890s that they were isolated, not tolerated for seeking freedom for themselves, and the pathetic values of the society they have to deal with. Mrs. Mallards in the story who gains and loses her freedom in an hour suffers from her marriage. When her sister Josephine told her the

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    “When the doctors came they said she had dies of heart disease--of joy that kills” (Roberts 342). This is the final and pivotal line in Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” written in 1894. The story tells a tale of a woman named Louise realizing her husband had died in a railroad accident. She goes to her room only to find a new found freedom she now has without her husband. “She began to weep again and then she was young, she was new, she was somehow reborn” (Fatima). This freedom is crushed when she

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    Text Analysis №2 “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. Kate Chopin was born in 1851 and grew up in the household dominated by generations of women that greatly influenced her style of writing. Many of her works deal with women searching for freedom from male domination, and she is considered to be an early feminist writer. Chopin wrote over a hundred short stories, many of which were published in two collections: Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadia. Her two novels, At Fault and The Awakening deal with

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    “Story of an Hour.” By Kate Chopin Mrs. Mallard is a young woman who has been informed that her husband has been killed in a train accident. Her husband’s friend, Richards, delivered the news after thinking that the news was indeed true, due to the information of two separate sources. Knowing that Mrs. Mallard has a heart condition, her sister Josephine and Richards attempt to deliver the news with as little trauma as possible. Despite their efforts, the news immediately causes her obvious grief

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    The Story of An Hour Mary Smith Eng 125 Introduction Literature Molly Slavin (TA) August 1, 2011 The Story of An Hour Through out my study of literature it has taught me a lot about the different concept and structure of it. Learning to keep your mind focus on the different point of views that the authors provides you with can be very confusing, especially when you not into this kind of work of art. But as I started to read more in this class, it shows you how to affect yourself more with

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    In “the story of an hour” by Kate Chopin, the main character, Mrs. Mallard is described as being ill. This is used to describe her state of fragility. She is seen as expressing joy at her husband’s death despite the fact that he showed her nothing but love. She initially does not realize the gravity of the news but as she begins to see the possibilities that her husband’s death will bring to her. She begins to notice the beauty in her environment and everything around her. She begins to see herself

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    The Story of an Hour Caprice Tarpley Kaplan University Professor Susan Zappia April 2, 2013 The Story of an Hour Introduction Kate Choplin in her mini story ‘The story of an hour’ depicts very beautifully the yearnings and longings of a woman in the 19th century. The story is short and beautiful, and the underlying message is that women are just as humans as men and they have the same yearning desire for freedom as the men in their life (Chopin, 1894). The story of

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    “The Story of an Hour” Brian Williams English 125 Melissa Eidson April 8, 2013 “The Story of an Hour” I have chosen to describe the theme for “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin in 1894. Theme in fiction is associated with something abstract, something broad. The theme in a story is associated with an idea that lies behind the story. I will give great insight on identifying two of the literary elements in the short story that contribute to the theme. The point of view and symbolism will

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    “The Story of an Hour” According to the story entitled “The Story of an Hour”, Louise Mallard is a woman with a heart disease that has many different emotions after she hears about the death of her husband. Her husband’s friend, Richard, lets her know that he died in a railroad disaster which he had knowledge of through a telegram. Richard breaks the news to her gracefully although it still sends her to her room where she can be alone. In the beginning of the story it appears that she is really

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    Can a person die of happiness? That’s what seems to happen in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”. Mrs. Mallard received the horrible news of her husband’s passing due to a train accident. However, as we read further into the story we realized that Mrs. Mallard is not that upset with her newfound freedom. But the narrative comes to a climax when Mrs. Mallard dies upon discovering that her husband is actually alive. Doctors pronounce the cause of death - “joy that kills”. It is debatable if someone could

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    The Story of an Hour 1. There are many themes in The Story of An Hour; ‘heart trouble’ – which describes not only the physical affliction of Mrs Mallard but also the emotional suffering in her marriage. Three other themes that are prominent within this story are; death, freedom and oppression. Though, the themes of freedom and oppression can be seen as the main themes within this story, as we see the character of Mrs Mallard – a Mallard is a type of wild duck, which can be seen as being symbolic

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    Sean Troester Instructor Anthony Sanders English Composition II 25 September 2013 “The Story of an Hour” Literary Analysis In her story, "The Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin objectively brings the reader inside the mind of Louise Mallard upon her hearing of the death of her husband, Brently. Chopin uses specific language to guide her audience through Louise's brief time of grief and the ultimate realization of new found liberty, amidst sudden tragedy. In the text, Chopin presents a negative view

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    Rebecka Poage Berbeich 1302 Part VI: Detailed Summary 1 Berkove, Lawrence L. "Fatal Self-Assertion in Kate Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour.'."American Literary Realism 32.2 (Winter 2000): 152-158. Rpt. inTwentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Janet Witalec. Vol. 127. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Literature Resource Center. Web. 26 Oct. 2013. Berkove explains how Mrs. Mallard is not suffering from the death of her husband, but a unusual amount of self assertion. The article shows how the text gives

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    “The story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin knocks down the idea that all women dreamed to be a wife and forces the reader to pay attention to what marriage actually meant to a woman who wanted individuality. In the 19th century wives were not viewed as people, but only as assets to their husbands. As a wife in those times your only purpose of life was to abide by your husband’s will. “The patriarchy of that time mandated the complete dependence of wives on husbands making marriage a form of slavery” (Jamil

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    In Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard receives news of her husband being involved in an accident which caused his death. Mrs. Mallard had a strange reaction to her husband’s death, she first felt devastated but then began feeling relieved. She felt relieved that she didn’t have to please him or worry about what he thought of her. In the inauguration of “Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard obtains the news of her husband’s death. She is shattered with this news, “She wept at once, with sudden

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    “The story of an hour” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. According to Wikipedia, she was born Katherine O’Flaherty on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century. “The story of an hour” was written on April 19, 1894 but was originally published in Vogue on December 6, 1894 as “The Dream of an Hour”. It was first reprinted

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    The Story of an Hour It is clear in the very beginning of the story that Mrs. Mallard is afflicted with heart trouble, implying she is weak, both physically and emotionally. Her sister Josephine and her husband’s friend Richard, know how fragile he is so, great care was taken to break the news of Mr. Mallard’s death. Following the news of her husband’s death, Mrs. Mallard, wept at once in her sister’s arms, showing her dependence

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    have led to greater confusion and resentment that partners are being taken advantage of.” The women of today are much stronger than those of the past. Women now are willing to fight for their freedom and take a stance on marriage. Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour’s,” main character Louise, died to escape from her lifestyle that she couldn’t end on her own simply due to the time period she was planted in. Chopin focus’s on the realization of true feelings toward marriage, the complexity of ones emotions

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    The story of an hour Woman’s rights have changed very much through the last centuries. In the 19th century women were not allowed to make decisions. It was the man who ruled at home. Women just had to obey the man’s orders and do what they were told. Their place was in the kitchen, while the man dominated everything else. In the short story “The Story of An Hour, 1894 by Kate Chopin” we see that Mrs. Mallard, who is the main character of the story, tries to drown her sorrows about the tragically

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    In writing her short story titled, The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin uses the environment to clue in the reader that things are not as they appear given the tragedy that Mrs. Mallard just endured. Louise Mallard is the young wife of Brent Mallard. She suffers from a heart ailment. News arrives one day that her husband is killed in a railroad accident, so her sister and a friend proceed to tell her cautiously. The new widow does express sorrow upon hearing the news; however, it is short lived

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    The Story of an Hour The role of a woman today in a good loving marriage is that of a partner. She is equally intelligent and capable of bringing to the partnership everything that her husband can. Society today has accepted that husband and wife are equals in a marriage. Sadly in the 1800s women were not viewed the same in marriage. Women were expected to be subservient. Their roles were defined by a patriarchal society. This is not to say that love did not exist in marriages. Although

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    Literature Review of “The Story of an Hour” By Kate Chopin Introduction: "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin speaks to a negative perspective of marriage by giving the onlooker a lady who is plainly thrilled that her spouse has passed on. This is communicated through the dialect in "The Story of an Hour". The storyteller relates what she sees in straightforward exposition, yet when her feelings are portrayed, the words are energetic and influential. This proposes that Louis has a profound

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    The story of an hour Characterization: 1) Protagonist: Louise Mallard Antagonist: Men and women who share the opinion that married women’s lives ought to revolve around their husbands’. 2) The transformation Mrs. Mallard experiences upon receiving the news of her husband’s death’: grief realization of her freedom fear if her monstrous joy reconciliation with her genuine feelings towards her husband’s ‘death’ and her new-found freedom embracement of her new life in a celebratory

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    Klondike. He underwent great hardships and even risked his life in the journey, yet he enjoyed his time there. The harvest was what he had experienced, heard and read during the journey. He experienced difficulties, risks and scurvy. He heard legendary stories about other prospectors and he read Spencer and Milton. The 19th century witnesses the transformation of the American society from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. The industrialization is spreading over the west Europe and America

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    The story of an hour Like many contemporary women living in the nineteenth century, Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin bore social ties of traditional requirements. Under the strict control of social requirements, married women’s lives were formed around their husbands. They were happy with their husband’s happiness and sad with their husband’s depression. They were regarded as the properties of their husbands even in daily lives. Kate Chopin did not directly express women’s dependence

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    this story called “The Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin in 1891. This story talk about a Lady named Louise Mallard, a married woman in the time where women had no rights and she is troubled by psychological conflicts. Throughout the story Kate Chopin accomplishes a method to make the readers understand the internal conflict of Mrs. Mallard, due to the figure of speeches that she uses to express all of Mrs. Mallard emotions during the death of her husband. Although the end of the story ends

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    “The story of an hour” The short story ”The story of an hour” written by Kate Chopin, is a story about a woman called Mrs. Mallard, she is told by her sister Josephine, that her husband died in a train accident. The way she reacted in front of her sister was very dramatic, but when she was by herself in her room she was not being sad, miserable or devastated, but in a way very relived. In the text we follow Mrs. Mallard’s feelings, about herself and her husband. Kate Chopin wrote “ The story of

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    got my handful of pears and ran to my mother who was sitting on our front porch letting the cool breeze cool her off while she was taking a break from unpacking. As I neared my mom, an ancient man and his twenty year younger wife(classic gold digger story) drove up on his golf cart and exclaimed, “What are they doing over here?” pointing his decrepit finger towards the pear tree filled with black kids throwing pears down to my brothers. My mother retorted, “What do you mean? Who do you mean?” “I mean

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    In “The story of an hour” by Kate Chopin, The protagonist Louise Mallard is a young woman who has a lot of conflicted feeling due to the news of her husband Brently’s death. The narrator is using different irony to express the mood of the story. And though the irony, readers can have a perfect glance of what truly occur in the story. In the whole story, it filled with different emotions of sadness, freedom and joyful. Like at the beginning it mentions Louise is so shock and sad when her sister

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    The Story of an Hour In the short story, The Story of an Hour I was able to pull two main themes. Love and Alienation is depicted throughout the entire story. Not only is love the theme but romantic love. The first theme love is exemplified in more than one way. In the beginning of the story, it explains how Mrs. Mallard has heart troubles and that they try to break the news of her husbands death sequentially as possible. Stating “Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great

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    "The Story of An Hour" Kate Chopin (1894) Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death. It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband's friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard's name

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    Running head: ESSAY 6.1: THE STORY OF AN HOUR Essay 6.1: The Story of an Hour Jeremy Todd Macy ITT Technical Institute Essay 6.1: The Story of an Hour Freedom!!! Liberation!!! The idea of living your life for yourself, not others; it is something that we all dream of at some point in our lives, but how many of us actually achieve that? Whether we feel trapped in a job that we hate, a bad friendship, or a bad marriage, there is something inside us that yearns to be free. We long for that weight

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    112 Short Story Analysis Grief and Relief “The Story of an Hour” authored by Kate Chopin doesn’t actually take an hour to read. From Mrs. Mallard’s diagnosis of heart trouble to her death, “The Story of an Hour” is a conversation between the narrator and the reader. The narrator tells us things about Mrs. Mallard that Mrs. Mallard herself is not aware of. The conversation that the narrator presents to us is so vividly and dramatically written, it makes the lesson of “The Story of an Hour” obvious

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    women’s rights were very poor, they did not have a voice in the family, they were there to take care of the kids and make food to the husband. Women’s weren't even allowed to vote. In the short story “The Story of An Hour”, 1894 by Kate Chopin, we see that Mrs. Mallard, who is the main character of the story, tries outwardly to drown her sorrows in the death of her husband, who had died suddenly in a train accident. Maybe there is a far more interesting and sensational reason for her apparent fake

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    "The Story of An Hour" - Câu chuyện của một giờ   Admin on Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:51 am Câu chuyện của một giờ Biết bà vợ ông Mallard bị bịnh tim mọi người rất cẩn thận,  khéo léo khi báo tin cái chết của chồng nàng. Ngườibáo tin là Josephine, chị của nàng, bằng những câu đứt quảng đầy ngụ ýnửa bộc lộ, nửa che dấu. Richards, bạn của người chồng, cũng có mặt, kềbên. Richards nghe tin này lúc ông ta đang ở trong văn phòng của một tờbáo vừa đúng lúc tờ báo này nhận được tin về tai họa xảy ra trên đườngxe

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    Annamarie Rose 03/01/2016 Story of an Hour Essay Class Four The Eye of the Beholder Things aren’t always as they appear. As death came knocking on the Mallard family’s doorstep, various emotions swept through the house like a tornado. The true statement of love became clear and the wish for a freedom that a woman could only dream of was finally granted. The theme of perception in The Story of an Hour is seen through; love, freedom, and death. Perception being the understanding and interpreting

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    Avondra F. Jackson Mrs.Chaney English Comp.I April The short story entitled “Story Of An Hour” written by Kate Chopin is a powerful story about a woman, Mrs. Mallard who is given the horrible news that her husband has just passed away in a train wreck. Devastated by her husband’s sudden death she excuses herself and immediately rushes to her bedroom where we see a different side of Mrs. Mallard’s attitude. She has taken on a different angle of life now, she is upset about her husband’s sudden

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    the energy into writing award- winning novels and stories. By being a feminist writer, Chopin uses realism and writes stories that characterize her childhood and life experiences. Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour” explores the negative views of marriage injustices by being under a man’s control during the latter-part of the nineteenth century in America. The historical context of Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour” really describes why this story is written. Chopin constructed this piece of literature

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    while for much of the Romantic period it was associated with liberalism and radicalism, its long-term effect on the growth of nationalism was perhaps more significant. Part 2: Story of an hour After reading the story assigned called "Story of an hour" I've came to the conclusion that this literature is Victorian. In the story Mrs. Louise Mallard is seen to be treated very fragile and gentle as a women, common to how other women were being treated during the Victorian era. She doesn’t openly convey

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    First & Last Name English 101/Section # Date Essay #6 Disappointment       "The Story of an Hour" is a short story in which Kate Chopin, the author, presents an often unheard of view of marriage. Mrs. Louise Mallard, Chopin's main character, experiences the exhilaration of freedom rather than the desolation of loneliness after she learns of her husband's death. Later, when Mrs. Mallard learns that her husband, Brently, still lives, she know that all hope of freedom is gone. The crushing disappointment

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    out with the first two problems that will occur within the story. Which then goes into the rising action of the story of how Mrs. Ballard first mourns her husband's death but then soon comes to the realization of his death that she is free from him and the duties of being a wife or living for someone else. After accepting his death and realizing she could finally live for herself and was happy about this news as stated in the short story "And yet she had loved him-sometimes . Often, she had not.

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    ORM 400 - MCMI 5 July 2011 The Heart of “The Story” Kate Chopin’s “The Story of the Hour” gives the reader an up close and personal account of a woman’s devastating and liberating experience when she is informed of her husband’s death. Chopin wrote during a time immediately following the women’s suffrage movement. She took a very liberal approach to explaining how women felt and how women dealt with the issues facing them. In “The Story of the Hour” we watch Mrs. Mallard and her through process

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    “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin (1894) Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband's death. It was her sister Josephine who told her, in broken sentences; veiled hints that revealed in half concealing. Her husband's friend Richards was there, too, near her. It was he who had been in the newspaper office when intelligence of the railroad disaster was received, with Brently Mallard's name leading

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    THE STORY OF AN HOUR HERVARD MCGUIRE ASHFORD UNIVERSITY ENGLISH 125 INSTRUCTOR JESSICA GUIRE AUGUST 27, 2012

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