The Story of the Hour

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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 the passion of literary. Just to learn how to identify the theme of the story give the reader a message, it could be about life, society, or the human nature. The word theme can be define as “A topic of discourse or discussion, An idea, point of view, or perception embodied and expand upon in a work of art, or A short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.” (Webster’s II New Riverside University Dictionary). Even though understanding literature can be difficult for some people to comprehend, learning to identify the theme and the literary elements helps you to focus more on developing it meaning.
Research states that the theme is a broad idea, message, or moral of a story. It even goes to say that it is the central message of a literary work. But mainly to me whenever I want to identify the theme in a story I think of it as the main idea, or ask myself what the author is saying in the story. As I read the text the author “explain”? the theme as been define as “A story that representation the idea behind the story” (Clugston, R. W. 2010). As you continue to read the information that the author provides you with you learn that the theme also goes beyond the plot, by telling you what the story is about (Clugston, R. W. 2010).
Truly, I think when the author Kate Chopin wrote this story, “The Story of An Hour” she was thinking about a friend, a love one…...