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The Plot . The Intro . Mrs. Louise Mallard is suffering from heart troubles while under the care of her sister Josephine. Plot . Inciting event. Rising Action .

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The plot

The Plot

The intro

The Intro

  • Mrs. Louise Mallard is suffering from heart troubles while under the care of her sister Josephine

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Inciting event

Rising Action

Louise runs to her room and locks herself in. She sits in a large arm chair staring out her window trying to figure out what her emotions were about her husbands death.

  • Her sister Josephine tells her that her husband has died in a terrible plane crash

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Major Crisis

Josephine try’s to get her sister out her room before she makes herself ill. The to argue for until Louise comes out.

  • Louise is confused about how she feels about her deceased husband, knowing that she loved him but sometimes she did not.

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Falling Action

Mrs. Mallard collapses and dies of her heart disease.

  • The two sisters walk down stairs to see her husbands friend standing there and behind him the door opens and Mr. Mallard walks in.



  • The doctors diagnose her of having died from heart disease… The joy that kills.



Don t believe everything you hear

Don’t believe everything you hear

Don t believe everything you hear1

Don’t believe everything you hear

  • Mrs. Mallard’s sister had told her that her husband was dead after hearing it from Mrs. Mallards husbands friend. Mrs. Mallard led her self to believe it until she came to find her husband was still alive….. And she died.

A lot can happen in a short amount of time

A lot can happen in a short amount of time.

A lot can happen in a short amount of time1

A lot can happen in a short amount of time

  • With in one hour Mrs. Mallard found out her husband died, mourned, became excited about her freedom, mourned some more, saw her husband and the died.



The characters

The Characters




Caring and protective of her sister Louise.

  • Mr. Mallard

  • A young fair woman with a calm face.

  • Suffering from a heart condition.

Other characters

Other Characters


Mr. Mallard

Mrs. Mallards husband.

  • Mr. Mallards friend.



Person vs person

Person vs Person

“Josephine was kneeling before the door with her lips to the keyhole imploring for admission “Louise , open the door! I beg; open the door – you will make yourself ill. What are you doing Louise? For heavens sake open the door.”

“Go away. I’m not making myself ill”

Story of an Hour pg.201

Person vs self

Person vs Self

“There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a phsyicalexhasution that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul”

Story of an Hour pg.202

Point of view

Point of View

Third person ominiscient

Third Person Ominiscient

  • The short story “Story of an Hour” was written in the point of view of third person omniscient. The story is seen through the eyes of a spectator that knows all of the people. The story uses the names of the characters and words like she, her, he and they.

Third person omniscient

Third Person Omniscient

Reading the story through all knowing point of view, lets you understand the protagonist, Mrs. Mallard and the Antagonist, her sister Josephine, in a more in depth way. You get to understand what they are feeling and read what they are saying by just watching them.

Another point of view

Another point of view

  • If The Story of an Hour would have been written in a different point of view such as first person through the eyes of Louise or Josephine, you would understand that one character in great detail and the others through their eyes.

Literary devices

Literary Devices



Pg. 202


“There was a feverish triumph in her eyes, and she carried herself unwittingly like a goddess of victory.”

  • “She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will- as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been.”




Pg. 201-202

“She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when a sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dream.”

  • “She was drinking in a very elixir of life though that open window.”



  • “She could see in the open square before her house the tops of the trees that were all a quiver with the new spring of life. The delicious breath of rain was in the air. In the street below a peddler was crying his wares. The notes of a distant song which someone was singing reached her faintly, and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves.”

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Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”

In this song the main character is happy that her father is dead in a tornado because of what an awful man he was, much like how Mrs. Mallard was happy that her husband was dead.

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