Essay Comparing The Story Of An Hour And The Lamb To The Slaughter

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" The Story of An Hour" was written by Kate Chopin, and the " Lamb to the Slaughter " was written by, Roald Dalphs. "The Story of An Hour" was written about a woman named, Louise Mallard's, who has heart troubles, so she must be informed carefully about her husband’s death. Her sister, Josephine, tell Mrs. Brently that her husband died in a railroad disaster. Mrs. Brently begins sobbing when Josephine tells her of Brently’s death and goes upstairs to be alone in her room. The front door unexpectedly opens, and Brently comes in. He hadn’t been in the train accident or even aware that one had happened. When the doctor arrived he pronounce that Louise died of a heart attack brought on by happiness. The "Lamb to the Slaughter" is about…show more content…
Both stories have a suspenseful mood. The mood was suspenseful when the character told the terrible news to Mrs. Mallard and Mrs. Maloney. They didn't receive bad news as a normal person would receive the news. What I mean by this is, the characters were expressing their emotions differently as if the emotion was not actual felt. For example, in the "Story of An Hour", after Mrs. Mallard is told her bad news she is portrayed as being sad but when she comes out the room it's a different perspective. Mrs. Mallard comes out of her room, meets her sister, and starts to go down the stairs. Mrs. Mallard floats out of her room on the crest of Victory, feeling like she's conquered her new desire for freedom. She sweeps out of her room like a new person, stronger for her grief, and excited about her life ahead. She's almost high with all the emotion and adrenaline floating about her as she keeps fixating on the idea that she's "free at last". In the " Lamb to The Slaughter " after Mrs. Maloney's husband told her he was leaving her and her unborn child, she didn't seem to have the same reaction other women would have in this

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